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Bobcat Spotlight: Grace Ashworth talks about how her experience as a graphic designer has shaped her career

Bobcat Spotlight: Grace Ashworth talks about how her experience as a graphic designer has shaped her career

Name: Grace Ashworth

Major: Graphic Design

Minor: English

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Involvement on Campus: I work for both Student Affairs Communication and Marketing (SACM) as a Designer and Housing and Residence Life as an RA. I am also a part of Phi Sigma Pi which is a National Honors Fraternity.

Graduation date: May 2020

Current Position: Graphic Designer, SACM

 

How did you choose Ohio University?

I applied for many different colleges outside of my home state because I wanted to experience different places. When I took a tour at Ohio University I really liked the college town environment and close-knit community.

 

How did you choose your major and what excited you most about it?

I chose graphic design because I enjoy aesthetics and making things for other people. I’ve always been interested in art and illustration and graphic design has given me a chance to explore my creativity. I am most excited for the opportunities I will have as a designer and making work that people can look at and appreciate.

 

Did you hold any leadership roles at OHIO?

I am Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion in my Honors Fraternity. I am also an RA which provides leadership opportunities within the campus community

 

Tell us about one of your most significant career development experiences at OHIO.

Being a part of SACM has developed my skills in working for particular clients and working in a team setting. I have learned a lot about designing layouts and sticking to company brands which will help in future careers.

 

What is your favorite thing about being a Bobcat?

My favorite thing about being a Bobcat is being part of a community. It’s exciting being able to see different people I know around campus and also make new connections.

 

What advice would you give to your fellow Bobcats?

My advice would be to try new things and meet new people. When I was a freshman, I signed up for a random assortment of clubs and met a variety of people. Some of those people became good friends of mine so it’s important in college to get out there and do your best to make the most of your experience.