Reese Peltier

Designer, Jan 2014 – Present

It's never too late to start over. After spending nearly a decade as a Software Engineer, I made the decision to go back to college and pursue a BFA in Graphic Design. The decision wasn't made entirely out of the blue in retrospect. If you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, up until the 9th grade, I would have told you a cartoonist. My first co-op job as an Engineering student was in a department entirely made up of Graphic Designers where they let me have carte blanche to design the websites I was creating. When I look back at the web software projects I was the most excited about, or proud of, it was the ones where I had the freedom to create the user interface and influence how the user interacted with it.

I love technology. And I love that I have the ability to use my previous software experience in my design thinking. It allows me to communicate across disciplines and makes me a better collaborator. I enjoy working on projects where the I can explore the relationship between the web and print and how to treat them with equal regard and not as distant relatives.

I'm happy I found a true passion. Could it have happened sooner? Sure. But I think the sum of my experiences has helped make me a better designer and critical thinker than I would have been otherwise.

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