Outstanding Graduate Awards 2023

William Esque

Bothell, WA
UC in Graphic Design

William Esque is a designer who enjoys building unique products through user-centered research. Currently working as a freelancer, he helps different product teams to build enjoyable user experiences. Outside of Sessions, William says: “I enjoy being outdoors. I love to surf, cycle, hike, and lift weights.”

William Esque

According to William…

Areas of strength: Currently I am a product designer for web and mobile designs.

Benefits of studying online:   I was able to travel, hang out with friends/family, and was still able to finish up my course work. 

Best thing about Sessions College: I enjoyed the process and thought the program was well thought out. I went from a novice graphic designer to having some solid skills that I use today.

What class(es) made a difference? My favorite class was Illustrator I. I was really intimidated at first, but found I really enjoyed the power of this software.

Creative and/or  professional goals after graduation: Since graduating, I have designed some book covers and opened an e-store on my website where I sell my art on prints, mugs, and so on. I have also been working on building my portfolio to send to publishing houses. I would love to illustrate children’s books, especially educational books with an emphasis on animals and nature.

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William created some unique and professional quality designs in his time in my illustration course. He maintained a professional bearing as well which I credit to his time in the military as well as in his professional career.

Graphic Design faculty - Michael Hamm

Michael Hamm, Graphic Design Faculty

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