1. WHAT WAS YOUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE AT DMAC LIKE?
When I first arrived at Digital Media Arts College I was still unsure of what direction I wanted to head in life (as most of us are when entering college). DMAC has been a huge help to not only teach me how to be successful in my career choice, but has also worked as a compass which has helped point me in the direction I want to follow from here. I have enjoyed both the staff and the students. All of my professors have brought something unique to the table, which has taught me many different styles and techniques. The college has provided me with everything I need to be a successful student, and the staff have always been there any time I needed anything. DMAC has become a home away from home for me.
2. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO DMAC?
Funnily enough my attraction for DMAC was pretty cliché. “Love at first sight.” When I first decided to go into Graphic Design I looked up what the top schools where in Florida. DMAC is of course one of them. I immediately called and came in for an open house. What really attracted me to DMAC was its atmosphere. They make it very clear how important their students are, and how important their creativity is. The school is very artsy, and they encourage students to get into their art. I knew immediately that the school was for me due them putting so much effort into the students in both studies, and environment.
3. TELL US THE GOOD AND BAD OF BEING A DIGITAL ARTIST.
There isn’t really too much bad I would have to say about being a digital artist. The only downside is perhaps the fact that we are on a computer for so long while doing our work. It can be a little overwhelming on the eyes. However, on the flip side of that hours feel like minutes. When you are doing something you love time seems to just fly by without your notice. The best thing about being in this field is working alongside other creative minds. It’s amazing to see a group of students get the same project, but all come up with different ideas. It really shows you just how something that would seem so similar can be so different to all of us. Being able to be creative can be both amazing, and frustrating when you have artists block. However at the end of the day there’s no better feeling than looking at your finished piece and knowing you put so much into it.
Check out Chelsea’s work below and on her website: http://chelseahahn.com/