They're ready! Eight fresh, hot off the grill, perfectly seasoned graphic designers all set to graduate from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film this semester. You're invited to come to Ruby and check out their work, say some nice things, perhaps offer them a job, or just give them a high five for finishing school. Their big night is Thursday, December 5, from 6-9 and it's open to anyone who enjoys admiring professional design work and meeting fellow creatives.
A little about me, I was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. My design inspirations come from every day life, my family, my friends but mostly from traveling. I like being able to use things I have learned from other cultures, especially from my own culture. Nothing in my life is ever taken for granted. I take in and learn from everything going on around me.
Born and raised in Middle Tennessee, I'm a graphic designer and creative who enjoys turning clever concepts into brilliant designs. With degrees in Advertising and now Graphic Design, I'm looking forward to what lies ahead for me as I graduate. I enjoy learning new skills, exploring typography, working with paper and creating handmade art.
My name is Xavier Payne and I'm from Nashville, TN. I draw. All the time. When I'm happy, I draw. When I'm sad, I draw. I draw when it's raining. I draw when it's hot. When life gets tough I draw. When I get tired of drawing, I put a pencil down, then I pick a pencil up, and draw. I draw in my sleep. I draw when I read. I draw.
I am a 23 year old graphic designer based in Nashville, TN. I’m inspired by repetitive rhythm, warm summer days, geometric shapes, and color.
Courtney's main concentration in the design world is illustration. She spends hours on end making a mess by cutting images from magazines just to make the perfect collage. Her post-graduation goal is to move to Portland, Oregon and start a small batch publishing company.
Alexa Zöe Sullivant is a hard working, creative designer, that loves every minute of it. Born and raised in Nashville, TN she decided that she wanted to be a graphic designer at the ripe age of four years old. Alexa has two rabbits named Spooky Mulder and Scully, who love to sleep at her feet while she is designing at home.
I'm Johnny Whitman, a graphic designer, web designer and illustrator. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I now love working in Nashville amongst the fierce music, food, and humidity. I'll soon be graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design, though in the meantime I'm busy freelancing, finalizing my portfolio, and partying with my little family.
Hey there, my name is Tyler Zenk and I am a graphic and web designer. My passion is logo design and illustration, as well as UI/UX design. Currently living in Nashville TN, I'm pumped to start doing what I love.
The Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Senior Graphic Design Show is on Thursday, December 5th, from 6-9pm at Ruby, a beautifully repurposed historic space in Hillsboro Village (you can find it on the map below). We hope to see you there so we can show you the work of these eight fresh, perfectly seasoned graphic designers.