Interview with Recent DCA Graduate Krysta Ohle

Congratulations to recent DCA graduate Krysta Ohle! You can view her work along with other outstanding DCA graduate portfolios in our gallery. She tells us more about her experience below:

Krysta Ohle

Tell us how you got interested in design and what brought you to the DCA program.

I’ve always loved to paint and draw and knew that I wanted to be a part of a community of artists and designers. I took some time to focus my passions and found graphic design to be a unique visual craft that showcased all my skills. In addition, graphic design resonates with my interest in developing a strong visual language and I found this art form to be an outlet to communicate ideas and messages to the public in a creative way. Making this interest a profession allows me to share design that directly impacts and inspires people. I am grateful that this program aligned my passion with practice and allowed me to nurture my creativity in a uniquely professional way.

What were your favorite courses and why?

Package Design, Typography and Media Experimentation were my favorite courses in the program. I absolutely loved Package Design because it showed me there are so many aspects of the product to design and consider. I learned that designing a package is ever-changing and allows the designer to be completely unique and stand out from others. Through the Typography courses, I learned how to set the tone and convey a brand message using imagery and type. In the Media Experimentation course, I was able to experiment with different media variables. This encouraged me to be more adventurous in my designs and it allowed me to explore and experiment with color and composition.

Where do you see yourself professionally in 5 years?

Professionally in 5 years I’d hope to see myself as a creative consultant/director. I want to take with me the skills I’ve learned through this program and my own individual experiences and style. I think with passion, patience, and determination, I can go far.

We do too, Krysta. Congratulations!

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