In 2016, I was a freshman at University of Toronto, on the road to getting my BBA in business management instead of graphic design. However, I decided to change course for a more creative path by enrolling in John Abbott College’s Graphic and Web Design (GWD) program.
Let’s paint a picture. A young girl in her own world, notebooks covered in doodles. Hey! I’m Cassandra Luponio and I’m the girl in the beautiful painting you created.
I’ve always been interested in the arts, from as early as I can remember I always wanted to create. It didn’t matter where I was or what I was doing if I had a pen and paper, I would be occupied for hours. When I got into high school and had to choose between electives, I would choose art without hesitation. As the years’ progress and our lives aren’t so carefree any more art has also become my escape. It has been a great outlet for me to decompress when things become overwhelming.
When I found out about the Graphic and Web Design program I was ecstatic. Finally, I would be able to use one of my passions and turn it into a tangible career, a promising future. Three years later and it’s still one of the smartest choices I’ve made for myself.
I enjoy all aspects of design whether it be poster and advertising design, more illustration centric work or UI/UX design. There are some things I enjoy more than others because they come easier to me, but I’m always up for a challenge and who knows maybe those will become the most fulfilling. I’m a very hard worker and I’m willing to go above and beyond for the final product to be worth it.
Looking Towards the Future
My plans right now are to take a year off school following my college graduation. I’d love to take this time to focus entirely on working full-time. Whether that be with a company or as a freelance designer, I’m ready to dive headfirst into the new stage of my life. If all goes well in that year I would be incredibly happy to continue on that path. If at some point I want to go back to school to obtain a university degree in graphic design, I would do so gladly. I’m not sure what is in store for me in the future, but I’m ready to roll with whatever life throws my way. If you’d like to get to know more about me feel free to check out my portfolio!
Ever since I was young, I’ve always had a passion for art and design. I was captivated by the design of video game logos and the cover art you would find on the physical copies. Something about the visuals on a cover giving you a hint about what you we’re about to play or listen to has always interested me.
In CEGEP at first, I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do. I knew I liked art, but I also really liked working with computers. After taking a Photoshop and basic HTML course as an elective I knew what I enjoyed doing, Graphic Design.
Why Graphic Design?
Graphic Design for me became an outlet to express that creativity that I’ve always had since I was a child. The concept of creating an art piece and letting that art piece help promote a person and help them out in either the business world or a movement is extremely exciting for me.
What I enjoyed the most in the GWD program
In my three years at John Abbott’s GWD program, I found both creating branding and front end web design to be my favourite things to work on. When we had to create brands for some of our classes I enjoyed creating logos and posters and translating them into a website to give it personality.
Another thing I liked about our Graphic Design program is working with peers to create something. An example would be the branding project wherein a team we made the brand “Sweet Paint” an environmentally friendly spray paint company. I enjoyed being able to work as a group to have a different opinion on projects to make the final product shine.
Hobbies and Inspirations
Cyberpunk Sci-Fi art has always been an inspiration for me. As a hobby, I make cyberpunk designs and digital art from time to time. One of the Graphic Design projects I’m proud of that I made was a themed Cyberpunk bar called Androids Martyr. I made a website, business card, infographic and a menu for it. I was inspired by the 80’s Sci-fi trends at the time. If you’re interested, you can check it out on my portfolio website.
For my future, I plan on getting a full-time job and then later seeking out university to further my study.
Thank you for reading, I invite you to check out my portfolio and I hope you enjoy what you see!
I am a full-time graphic and web design student eager to learn different skills in order to improve my experience and self-confidence. I love to bring positivity to any room because I believe that every moment in one’s life should be filled with happiness and should be productive.
My Graphic & Web Design Stage
In a work environment, I am reliable, respectful, honest, and of course, I have an amazing sense of humor. Also, I am extremely understanding and retain information with ease. I would like to mention that I am not perfect. I often learn what not to do through trial and error. However, these errors are what make me gain experience and welcome guidance and feedback. These also allow me to say that I determined and persistent in this work domain.
Now that you know a bit about me, it is time to talk about the future.
What do I want to see at the end of the tunnel?
My goal for next year is to advance my studies and enroll in a university. I cannot say which yet since I am still in the process of application. As I study, I am open to the possibilities of working part-time.
My Future in Graphic and Web Design
I would love to be able to integrate myself into a company where we share common goals. Somewhere where employees are encouraged to learn and use communication, respect, and patience to complete and succeed in different projects together. I know I might not find this perfect job on my first try. However, I will not give up that easily. I will be grateful for a career path and will bring all of my effort and skills to complete tasks and succeed in the job.
To conclude, I learn every day and am grateful for every opportunity. The Graphic and Web Design program helped me understand Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Microsoft software. As well as many programs and concepts concerning HTML. After intensive six semesters of hard work and vast accumulation of knowledge, I am confirming the that the beginning of my adventure is fast approaching, and I look forward to meeting you.
If you are interested in working with me please contact me!
From a young age, I’ve been toying around with photography, videography, websites, and animations using tools such as iWeb and Adobe Muse. I then became fascinated in 3D environments, using applications such as Blender and Cinema4D. Throughout the years, this wide range of interests has been narrowed down to web design and photography. My vast background keeps me in the know of many different technologies. I am very comfortable designing other print materials as well!
Hello!I’m a student graphic designer and photographer. One of the things that fascinates me about this field is the concept of the ecosystem; different facets of people coming together to create one thing.
Before coming into this field, I had been focusing on Anthropology and History, and I like to carry those perspectives into my design interests. As much as minimalism is very chic, I’m a big fan of the maximalist art styles of the 20th century. And with that in mind, I’m fascinated by how different design aspects are interpreted globally.
It seems silly to say but the reason I’m in this field is because of The Devil Wears Prada. Seeing how a magazine comes together—albeit with much less pressure—was something I hadn’t really thought of, so the idea of working in a similar field situation interests greatly. As much as people gripe about group work now, I take pride in leading a team, and my current job has helped me hone those skills from an intrapersonal side as well. As a result, I feel I’m very suited to become part of a design ecosystem, no matter what it is.
As my knowledge of the different career paths has grown, I’ve realized I really enjoy the styling side of photography. Specifically with food, and how we can create visual stories and how to use it to stimulate the mind visually. The excellent part of this career path is that there so many avenues to explore. For example, I’m currently working on a project blending embroidery and photography, and I’ve become fascinated with the idea of mixing art styles.
For the coming months, I’m extremely open to and excited about new opportunities. I’d like to use the time following after my stage to explore any new paths presented. I’m available to work part-time, and my eventual plan would be to move on to university while continuing with a design-related occupation. My goal is to not only build on my knowledge, but also sharpen the skills I already have.
Currently, I am in my third year at John Abbott in Graphic and Web design. I am a dedicated, hardworking and preserving individual. One of my favorite things to do as a designer is to be involved in branding & illustrating. I can use my skills to help businesses achieve and reach their communication goals.
Drawing interests me a lot and I look forward to perfecting my current skills and developing new ones. I love to draw and convert my work into digital art. Creating innovative designs for branding & illustrating using my drawing skills is a passion.
I am looking for a stage placement and will be available for a summer internship. Next Fall I will be starting my Design studies at Concordia University and will be open to part-time design work. I look forward to collaborating and learning from the team that I will work with.
I am someone who loves to keep expanding my knowledge as this challenges me. My strengths in Adobe software are Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and I am excited to put them to good use in the job market.
For next Fall I am planning on perusing my studies at Concordia in the Design Program. To start my career, I want to expand my knowledge. This will include doing meaningful work towards the sustainability of our planet.
As I begin my career, I am extremely enthusiastic and eager to see where my creative path will take me. I have developed numerous skills using a wide range of Adobe software programs. By getting a stage I hope to gain more work experience. I want to gain and make a positive contribution to a company. Through having had some experience with freelancing, it has helped me gain more knowledge, grow as a designer and become even more passionate about what I do.
I look forward to an interesting and successful career in the graphic design field.
Please feel free to view my portfolio and contact me with any questions.
I am a hard-working and thoughtful graphic designer who is willing to give anything a try. I left high school thinking I wanted to have a career in literature or history but soon discovered that as much as I love those fields, it wasn’t where I wanted to pursue a career.
Finding My Passion
I found a passion for being a graphic designer, and for the constant learning that comes with it. As my skills develop, I find new ways to do things. I can be given a project and accomplish it in a completely different way than someone else. It may be because I prefer a different program, have a different style, or solve problems differently. No matter what, what I design will not be the same as what someone else if they are given the same specifications. What I designed two years ago is not the same as what I would do now, or even in the future. This is because I am constantly learning and evolving, and I am excited to start learning and evolving with you.
As a recent graduate of the Graphic and Web Design Program at John Abbott College, the number one thing on my mind is to be better. By already having a great foundation in the the GWD program I aspire to further better my skills as a graphic designer. I strongly believe that there is no limit when it comes to improving our skills and ourselves as well. As long as a human being is willing to put in the work and sacrifice, the height of achievable success is limitless.
Hopefully, it will come true
My dream stage/job is a place where people are understanding end encourages each other to be a better version of themselves. I love and enjoy working with reasonable people that understand that they are either rewards or consequences to our actions. Most of all, I would love to work for a place where I would acquire the most knowledge the most about our industry. Gaining knowledge is one of my top priorities because it will make me better and therefore benefit the company as well.
The Right Fit
Through the years I’ve learned how to cooperate and collaborate with people. I keep in mind what the people around me like and dislike apply it when interacting and communicating with . Also, I am not afraid to voice my ideas and opinions at proper times. I also know when to back down and let it go. With all that being said, I find myself fitting in with any group of people as long they know my boundaries as well. I would love to be a graphic designer for your company and would be always grateful for getting hired and getting the opportunity to prove myself.
My plan is to go to university to get my bachelor’s degree in Design. And work in the field as a graphic designer. With this I will be doubling the knowledge that I acquire which is going to make me a great asset to any company out there.
I am an outgoing graphic designer based in Montreal who enjoys creating vivid illustrations. I am about to graduate from the John Abbott Graphic and Web Design program. I’m a creative person who is always trying to make everything look perfect. What I enjoy about designing is that it lets me be creative and free with my expression.