Rachel Levine

Rachel Levine

Junior Graphic Designer


Hobsons

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Art was my favorite class from preschool to 12th grade, but I was also good at math(?).
Tried combining my skills by majoring in Arts Management, even though I wasn't sure what it was.
Took a graphic design class to appease my mother.
Once I learned the software, I realized all of the creative and problem solving possibilities.
Switched my major to Graphic Design.
Applied to my school's BFA program on a whim and got in.
Interned with the Office of Creative Services, doing marketing for IU.
Nabbed a job at Hobsons, doing marketing for colleges and universities nationwide.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Graphic Design
Indiana University-Bloomington

Career

Junior Graphic Designer

I design print and digital marketing materials for higher education institutions.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Art
Building Things

Day to Day

When I'm not sorting through emails, I'm sketching, drawing, google image-ing, and laying out designs. Some tasks that are involved are searching for inspiration, researching the project. Most of my client work is done in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign). I take ideas and sketches and "bring them to life" from concept to completion.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Code. HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Most of the jobs in this field want you to have at least some knowledge of these coding languages. They say print is dead, and it isn't. They just want you to know your way around a website, too.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Take every art class you can. Maybe even learn how to code in your spare time. It'll come in handy when looking for a job, and you'll be able to make some kick-ass projects.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Graphic Design

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You don't want to be a starving artist. You're too smart for that, you should be a doctor or lawyer."