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The best design job I've had so far was working at Design Group for the Office of Student Involvement at the University of Central Florida. From day one everyone talked about the legendary man behind the amazing screen prints that covered our studio wall. Peter Gutierrez's bold illustrative techniques are captivating and his career journey is...

Linsey Gasiewicz is a third generation Polish American who was born in Buffalo, NY and was raised in a very proud Polish household. At a young age Linsey's father empowered her and encouraged her to embrace their diverse Polish-American culture through story telling. For the longest time I thought Linsey was of German descent. Linsey and I met...

Niran Aldulaimi Slykerman an Iraqi refugee who was born in Thailand, grew up in Iraq and became a scientist after moving to the U.S seven years ago. As a child Niran always had dreams bigger than herself, and she is thankful everyday for all the opportunities she’s been given since entering the U.S. Nirans first accomplishment since...

James Hsu, a first generation Chinese American who was born and raised in Southern California. James grew up in a predominantly hispanic neighborhood, then moved to orange county in middle school. He went to college in Pomona for Graphic Design, and has now transitioned into UI/UX and product design. James Hsu is currently the Head of Design...

I am absolutely honored to introduce my next guest on this exciting journey. For two years and four classes, Victor Davila was my Graphic Design professor at theUniversity of Central Florida. When I met professor Victor, I was eight years into my higher level education. I was 25 years old, married for six years and had a three year...

The first time I met Nick was during a pivotal moment in my design career. I was a sophomore in design school trying to figure out how to balance being a full time design student, a part time working mother of one and a full time wife. I was overwhelmed, exhausted and needed to be inspired. One...

Instagram is such a great place to meet amazing people, and early this year I was fortunate enough to virtually meet Anuja Joshi, an Indian Product Designer living in New York. This discovery came about when I stumbled upon her product PikkaBox; explore the world through everyday local objects. I was immediately intrigued and I just had to learn more. Anuja grew...

They say ignorance is bliss, but that isn't always true. Especially when it comes to not knowing where your roots are from. Alexa Ponce is a first generation Cuban American who's been on a journey to discovering the story behind her family leaving Cuba to move to the United States. She's fortunate enough that most of her great Aunts...

Catherine Zaben is a first generation Colombian American who happened to fall in love with a first Generation Palestinian American. Which happens to be a distant cousin of mine. In my village Catherine is a Unicorn. With her big heart and warm soul she's managed to steal the hearts of not only one, her now...

They say love has no barriers and in Nathalie Vazquez's case love defied all barriers. Nathalie's Grandma left Costa Rica at a young age and moved to the U.S looking for an adventure. Little did she know, that her adventure would revolve around a young German soldier. Defying a language barrier, they got to know each others by...