Appalachian State University
Bachelor's of Science in Communication, Public Relations
I thought I would be an artist. Then Fate stepped in.
I was rejected from the art department so I took an introductory Communications course as a consolation prize while I beefed up my portfolio.
But here's the thing: I was blindsided by Communication & fell absolutely in love.
That fated fall semester I read a chapter from Michel de Certeau's "The Practice of Everyday Life" called "Reading as Poaching". I discovered that communication IS creativity. It's about stringing together old lines of thought in new ways to create new lines of thought. It's about retelling old stories & myths and legends to create a new reality. It's about evoking emotion to change how we view the world.
Thus my artist ambitions died & my creative soul emerged.