Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, my current home for the time being. I am a senior at Delta State University and I have a major in graphic design. I have a twin brother and a younger sister.

What attracted to you the arts? When did you commit to a career in the arts?
Since a young age, I have always been interested in the arts. I grew up watching cartoons, drawing my own characters and those I saw on tv, and working my way through countless coloring books. Art was always a fun hobby of mine but I didn't truly become interested in it as a life choice until somewhere around my 10th or 11th grade year in high school. I attended a career day event at my local convention center and found a section for graphic designing. The idea of the potential I could have with working digitally drew me in like a moth to a flame and I have been passionate ever since.

What is your dream job?
I used to think being an artist was going to be my dream job but ideas have changed as I have aged. I still wish to work as an artist in some way, but I wish to attain as much talent from every artistic medium as I can. I wish to start working with music in the near future, but until then, I will enjoy my designing career.

What was it about Delta Arts Alliance that attracted you to complete your internship here?
The atmosphere, the environment, and the people I get to work with are the reason I was drawn to the Delta Arts Alliance. Everything about the company has helped create an entertaining and enjoyable experience for me.

Tell us a little about your responsibilities and expectations of your internship.
I create designs for events that are held by the Delta Arts Alliance. I am expected to provide my best efforts every day I am here and produce content that even I would want to see in the world. I am ready and open to new questions, objectives and comments. 

What have you learned in the three weeks you have been on board and what do you hope to learn the most in your time with DAA?
I have learned to take time to slow down and truly process how I need to direct a new design while also remaining on my toes. I have also learned that not every design has to be extravagant. Simple yet effective is always a suitable method when shuffling through the madness. During the rest of my time working with DAA, I hope to learn quicker and more efficient ways of designing, that I may be satisfied with every work I produce.