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BFA Portfolio Show

AUGUST 2022

We are very excited to present our first BFA portfolios! The BFA in Graphic Design degree program was launched in 2020 and this gallery features the work of our first students to graduate. Please help us to celebrate our students’ achievements and their ability to leverage both their technical and conceptual skills in order to produce professionally focused work aligned with their career goals. Great job everyone – students and faculty!!!

Alejandra Villagra

Cedric Walker

Kristin McKellar

Kylie Welsh

Pernell Andrews

Alejandra Villagra

Bend, Oregon
BFA Graphic Design

As I’ve grown in my design and my processes going bright and bold and not be scared of what I’m creating. I’ve always been creative and always have had some sort of design or art in my life from my dad being a typography/screen printer/sign painter when I was younger to me pursuing a graphic Design degree. I took a 5 year break but now I’m finally finishing things up. I’m currently working as a print assistant and doing freelance work on the side and interning at a printmaking studio and gallery.

Portfolio Samples

Cedric Walker

New Orleans, Louisiana
BFA Graphic Design

As a visual artist and graphic designer, I try to create designs that will be attractive and memorable. Once I get a feel for what it is that a client is hoping to achieve through the design, I get a mental picture of this before creating the actual design.  I use colors in a way that will immediately draw one’s attention. I use irregular lines in my designs so that the design will be interesting and not predictable. My designs are intended to leave a lasting and memorable impression on all who will see it.

Portfolio Samples

Kristin McKellar

Mission Viejo, California
BFA Graphic Design

I am a graphic designer specializing in layout/publication design, packaging design, and photo manipulation with a fierce love for concept art. Each new client and project brings about the questions of “What is the right design solution?” and “How can I give the viewer the best possible experience while staying true to the message?”.

Design is not superfluous; it is necessary and personal. It is a powerful language that can evoke visceral emotions, and so it must be treated with respect and honesty. Every design challenges me to be authentic and leave a little bit of myself within. I strive to create an experience every time I put pen to paper or mouse to screen. I strive to make people think, smile, and perhaps add a little wonder to the world.

Portfolio Samples

Kylie Welsh

Wildomar, California
BFA Graphic Design

I am a graphic designer allured by the effects of good design. Good design makes the unfamiliar, familiar. The complex becomes simple. It can charm, inspire, and empower us. What I love about being a designer is taking a client on a visual, expressive journey with me.

I take a creative brief and internalize both the emotional and visual goals. I dissect all the important parts from what’s needed and create a solid narrative that elicits the emotional goals. Extra attention is paid to design principles to achieve the visual goals. Once this harmony of components intertwines… the result? Good design.

Portfolio Samples

Pernell Andrews

Covington, Georgia
BFA Graphic Design

I operate under the belief that great design ultimately makes the world a better place to live by always focusing on both form and function. I am wholeheartedly dedicated to creating work that matters. I specialize in brand strategy, art direction, graphic design, illustration, and production across all platforms.

I am adept at creating & illustrating memorable identify brands and I will always ensure brands are polished, professional, and consistently reproducible for years to come. My portfolio reflects my skills in designing distinct logos, creative illustrations, and layouts for magazine ads and other print media.

Portfolio Samples