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DELANEY BARONWRIGHT

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Hi, my name is Delaney Baronwright. I’m a graphic designer that excels in typography and exploring all the fun and engaging ways to incorporate it into my designs.

BRIAN BARR

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I’m a designer that focuses on typography and illustration. I also enjoy screen printing, letterpress, and animating in After Effects and have been doing freelance work consistently since 2009.

JUSTIN BASTOCK

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Hello! I’m Justin Bastock. A passionate designer and illustrator of the left handed persuasion. I specialize in print and book design as well as character illustration. It’s a pleasure to meet you. 

BAILEY BIXLER

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Hello! My name is Bailey Bixler and I’m a hardworking graphic designer who lives to be creative. Out of everything graphic design has to offer, packaging design is definitely my favorite. What I enjoy most about what I do is the craft and thought that goes into each piece that I do.

KAYLA BOLOGNA

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Hi, my name is Kayla. My strengths include typography, hand-lettering, and illustration. I’ve been making things beautiful ever since I was a kid, and now I’m excited that I get to do it for a living.

BREANNA BREWER

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My name is Breanna Brewer and I’m a graphic designer with a speciality in web development. I enjoy designing and developing websites as well as packaging and print work. I’m looking forward to a career in web development.

ANGELA BRIERE

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Hi! I’m Angela, a graphic designer currently residing in Akron, Ohio. I do work with both print and digital media, and I currently work as a content editor for The University of Akron’s webteam. With six years of experience in the field behind me, I have a lot of skill to offer and truly love the work I do. I look forward to meeting and connecting with all of you at the show!

JEAN CIOLEK

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My name is Jean Ciolek. I have strong skills in illustration, focusing in concept creation and digital art. My background in sociology supports my design work.

VIRGINIA FLOOM

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Hi, I’m Virginia Floom, I have a strong work ethic and enjoy putting extra effort even into the smallest details. I find that getting to know people and where their passions lie inspires me to keep designing.

JORDAN FRIEDRICK

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Hello, My name is Jordan Friedrick. I’m a graphic designer and photographer. My artistic value reflects mostly theatricality and cinematic entertainment. Other talents include still-life sketching, writing and manipulating photography to create a whole, new, “epic” appearance that attracts the attention of the intensely interested.

ROB HAGMEIER

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My name is Rob, I’m a graphic designer from Valley City Ohio. I focus on print design and I am passionate about illustration. I’m willing to use any artistic or marketing mediums through design to communicate ideas.

YANA HARTZLER

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My background is in Biomedical Art and I enjoy incorporating technical skills from it into my design and illustration. I adore color theory and the psychological impact it adds to design. The biggest inspiration in my life is the world around me and I love to contribute back to it.

KAYLA HULL

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My name is Kayla Hull and I am a graphic designer from Erie, Pennsylvania. I am a color enthusiast and a designer who doesn’t back down from a challenge.

JAMES INGRAM

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The thing I enjoy most about design is probably the research and coming up with ideas for a project. I like to try to find the thing that no one has thought of before and sketching out all of the possibilities. I also enjoy illustration and logo design.

MICHAEL KOVACH

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Hi my name is Michael Kovach. I consider myself to be very organized and precise about details. I have a good understanding of various principles of design. I am always willing to learn something new and enjoy a challenge.

ANDREW KRIGLINE

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I am a Web Designer and Front-End Developer who dabbles in UI/UX design. I enjoy problem-solving, epic stories, and bagpipes.  I make awesome websites that fulfill their purpose.

DANIELLE LOWERY

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My name is Danielle Lowery and I put my whole heart and soul into what I do. From my love for illustration work to my passion for typography, I will put 110 percent into it. I cannot wait for the opportunity to share my love of art and design with those around me.

DARREN MAURER

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My love of art extends to many different medias. My greatest strengths that complement my design are photography and illustration. I combine surreal and realistic elements to create an eye-catching visual statement.

DERRIKE MCCLENDON

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I am Derrike McCeldnon. My favorite typeface is Baskerville. And I prefer a very hands on approach when researching and working on designs.

DEREK MYERS

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My name is Derek Myers and I’m a graphic designer and Illustrator with a passion for drawing and technology. I run a personal art blog where I post original content on a daily basis.

DESIREE NUSS

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I take great pride in my design work and strive to deliver messages that are clear, focused, and on-target. I love creatively thinking and my positive attitude allows me to learn quickly. I thrive on collaboration to produce the best solutions to challenges in a timely and punctual manner.

ALYSSA OTTO

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Hi! My name is Alyssa Otto. I am a hard working designer who is very upbeat and personable. Typography and hand lettering are my biggest interests thus far, but I am always eager to take on new opportunities and expand my horizons. I strongly believe in endless research and sketching when it comes to designing something that is beautiful and functional.

LING PAN

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Hi my name is Ling Pan. Design is my joy and I like puzzles. Design is much like a puzzle you have to find a solution to.

SAMANTHA PASA

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My name is Samantha Pasa, and I am a graphic designer with a special interest in illustration. My illustrations and designs have been published in local magazines and on the covers of various books in the Akron area. Personally and professionally, I thrive in creative environments, and I look forward to bringing my insight and inspiration into the professional world.

EVAN PICKARD

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Hi, my name is Evan Pickard, Graphic Designer & Illustrator. My two loves in life are driving and design but not at the time.

JASON POLITANONT

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I’m detail oriented. Type and web projects are what I enjoy working on.

AMANDA PULEO

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I find inspiration in the smallest corners of my everyday life. I am culturally literate and with my detail oriented personality, I find myself anticipating the wants and needs of other people.  I am guided by my expressive and creative mind to communicate and present ideas, while keeping my audience engaged.

ANGELA ROSE

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Hello my name is Angela Rose. I’m a graphic designer and have a passion for packaging design. In addition I often utilize my photography skills to complement my work.

ADAM RUFENER

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Hi I’m Adam. I was raised on a farm and told my entire life to work with my head and not my back. I have a strong work ethic and specialize in print design, web and illustration.

JORDAN SANFORD

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I am a well rounded graphic designer who is diverse in branding, corporate identity, print, environmental display, and other unique marketing interests.
I take on every project with enthusiasm and passion to create efficient,effective and modern designs. Working hard, creativity, and first impressions are the values I have to contribute to my success.

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

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I’m Michael Schwartz and I’ve aided with countless page design ideas for newspapers and practiced identity systems. I’m well versed in typographic elements and letting type speak for itself to give pages and spreads a more clean and professional look that can be enjoyed by the viewers.

ALEXANDER SOMOSKEY

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I have experience with advertising agencies such as Grabowski & Company and Zeto Creative as well as Glenn Beck’s news and entertainment network TheBlaze, Inc. My values of faith, family and truth continue to drive me in my pursuit of creating real change in the world through graphic design. I approach every project, big or small, with that goal in mind.

JAKE THOMPSON

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I consider myself an explorer. I am proud of my work, but I’m humbled by the ideas of others and fascinated by what lies ahead.

MARTHA VANG

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My name is Martha Vang. I work hard to find solutions to design problems. My concepts and designs come to life by sketching and using different digital media. I also pay attention to details to make my designs visually communicate.

GARY VARVARO

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I am a designer that enjoys undertaking new challenges. Utilizing each tool to find exciting and unexpected solutions. Solutions that broaden my skill sets and sharpen my awareness.

CHRIS WALLENHORST

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My name is Chris Wallenhorst. I’m a designer that illustrates. Throwing in a bit of humor when the opportunity presents itself.

SEAN WILLIAMS

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My Name is Sean Williams. My ultimate goal in design is simply to create work that a consumer would not immediately throw away.

SARAH WILLIAMS

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Hi, my name is Sarah Williams. I’m a graphic designer looking for a career that will allow me to utilize my branding and typography skills. I am enthusiastic about learning and I enjoy taking on challenges that will help me grow as a designer

AMY WILLOUGHBY

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I appreciate clean design and typography. I enjoy meeting new people and working collaboratively. 

EDDIE WOOLLEY

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My name is Eddie Woolley. My goal is to use my creativity and graphic design skills to produce unique problem solving communications.

SKYLAR WUEBKER

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A designer by day and a front-end development by night. I specialize in web design and identity design and have experience with nearly every form of design that you throw my way.

SELIG YOST

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I’m a graphic designer and illustrator.