Young Alum Says Do What You Love

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Publication Date: 11/30/2009

Lauren Hampton ’09 is a graphic designer for AY Magazine based in Little Rock, AR and is ArtBistro’s “I Love What I Do” video contest winner.

ArtBistro brings members of the visual art community together to network and advance careers. In the process it fosters a community with exclusive benefits where information about artists and designers is provided by artists and designers.

Hampton writes “As a Rhodes Associate at the college, I held the position of IT/Digital Media Technician and Lab Manager. During this experience, I obtained computer skills in the entire Adobe Master Collection, particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Encore and Premiere. To polish these self-acquired skills, I took additional courses in Design Systems at the Memphis College of Art and Design. My work at a local Memphis gallery--David Lusk--required me to generate artist press releases and Web site updates, while working directly with the artists on a business level by promoting shows and photographing works.”

“If I can give one piece of advice,” she adds. “I say always do what you love… and you will never work another day in your life.”

Read more of Hampton’s story.

View her video entry.