Student Profile: Meghan Kelly
With just the click of a mouse and the press of a key, Meghan Kelly is creating digital designs that both inspire and delight.
The Muskegon senior is an art and design major who is studying graphic design, so she can explore her interest in computer-based, artistic creations.
Kelly’s inspiration isn’t always drawn from cyberspace, though.
“I look for inspiration in the unfamiliar, the changing,” she says. “I don’t like getting stuck in just one thing, and I like communicating new ideas with different people.”
Sandy Lopez-Isnardi, associate professor of art and design, is helping Kelly place the vectors of her future, so she is able to pursue a career she truly enjoys.
“I remember my first day in Sandy’s class, she opened with a talk about creativity and spirituality,” she says. “She said that if you’re going to school, and you’re not happy, you’re doing something wrong. I appreciated her in-your-face attitude.”
Kelly hopes to one day move to Australia and open up her own graphic design firm. She believes her education at Alma College has helped her set up the canvas.
“From day one, I was involved in a hands-on art program that got me excited about graphic design,” she says. “College is a time for growth, and I’ve been able to try a lot of new things thanks to opportunities through Alma’s art program.”