Let’s Meet! Tricia
Let’s meet Tricia, Mopdog’s Senior Art Director and graphic design mastermind. Tricia has been with Mopdog for 17 years in May. I am especially excited to tell you more about her, given the upcoming anniversary!
Tricia found her passion for design in high school, realizing quickly that she hated academic classes. Her real passion was in art. She signed up for a class in advertising design at the Careerline Tech Center her senior year of high school, spending three hours there every morning and then traveling back to public school for an art class in the afternoons. She won competitions often. She recalled a competition she won to design a postage stamp that would go on every piece of mail in the city as part of an event one year. She still had a piece of mail with her design to share.
One of her professors at the vocational school recommended she continue her design studies at Ferris State University, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Visual Communication years later. She and her college roommate relocated to Georgia, and she started her career path with her first job in a print shop.
Tricia has watched the field of visual communication become what’s known as graphic design today. She showed me old CD folders of stock photography that Mopdog used in the early days of operations before sites like Shutterstock were available. She’s noted that technology is the strongest catalyst for change in graphic design. It affected the development, mode, and mentality behind the entire field with the meteoric rise of the internet. Faster processes mean a faster turnaround. She’s got some great thoughts on 2019 graphic design trends you should check out.
As our Senior Art Director, Tricia designs brand standard guidelines, logos, print and digital collateral, website graphics and more. Her favorite project is branding. She likes to create multiple pieces for a complete guide, and branding projects can include logos, brochures, business cards, banners, and website graphics. She likes doing everything on a project start to finish, even her own production.
When she’s not taking names in the design field, Tricia can always, always be found hiking (with the exception of recently). She hurt her foot pretty bad and is currently ordered by doctors to relax. She hates it. She’s twitching in her seat. Even in her personal time, Tricia is always moving. Hopefully, she can celebrate her 17-year Mopdog anniversary on a hike with her friends from Atlanta Outdoor Club! She’s been a Trip Leader on their platform since 2015. Stay tuned for updates on our social media.
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