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If you look closely at Vivian Wu’s designs, you’ll see a little bit of Columbus State.
Vivian graduates this summer with an associate degree in Digital Design and Graphics, and she’s planning to transfer those credits to another school. She's still deciding where to go, but she's been accepted to Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art & Design.
A Dublin native whose parents come from Taiwan, Vivian said she’s always been interested in art. She loaded up on art classes at Dublin-Jerome High School. She hopes to translate that into a career in advertising or graphic design.
She started out at another college before transferring home to Columbus State. At Columbus State, she appreciated the hands-on, technical learning. Her teachers taught using the same tools and technology that working graphic designers use.
In her classes, she got real-world assignments like logos and posters. She also sought out shadowing experiences with local design firm 2Shea Creative and a summer internship with Kernacopia in Marysville.
Digital Design & Graphics is a two-year program that prepares students for professional employment in the quickly growing field of digital design. It uses industry-standard tools such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, and includes real-world classes like Ad Agency or Portfolio Development.