As a native of Florida, from Jacksonville, I studied Graphic Design at the University of Florida. I was led to design through my attachment to painting and drawing, inspired by my great grandmother’s art, which I replicated tirelessly as a child. Since I have grown into a designer I have become increasingly interested in creating effective design systems using print and web collateral. In many of my projects for work and school I incorporate illustration and photography skills to give a unique finger print to my designs. In addition to traditional mediums, I have learned a lot about emerging media platforms that I can use in my design process such as 3D printing and modeling. My work has been recognized in our student graphic design symposium, Ligature, for three consecutive years, and in UF’s Juried exhibition in the spring of 2017.


Last summer I accepted an internship position at Fossil Brand, this opportunity allowed me kick on my cowboy boots and travel half way across the country to Dallas, TX. This experience helped me learn more about designing within brand guidelines as an in house designer, while still thinking of original and new ideas. The travel aspect of this internship allowed me to experience a new place, and a lot of different people from all walks of life. This made me really excited to pack up my pet guinea pig, Luna, and travel more as my career develops. 


In the future I hope to design within a large brand and help to create an authentic experience with brand. I want to combine creativity, design thinking skills and technology to create innovative design solutions through my work. 



© 2017 by Holly Strickland