2018 graduate Carter Chase says majoring in Literature, Media and Communication gave him the ability to explore the diverse facets of graphic design. Chase’s LMC classes allowed him to integrate projects outside of school into his Georgia Tech curriculum. For example, Chase simultaneously designed print, web, and digital content for more than five campus organizations while enrolled as a full-time student. This reality was possible due to LMC classes actively integrating students’ outside work into the classroom.

During his time as a student, Chase says the Creative Career Origination Lab (CoLab) was one of his favorite places on campus. The studio, supervised by Jillann Hertel, serves as a creative workspace at Georgia Tech. Chase says he regularly utilized the CoLab’s resources, resources such as Wacom tablets, Adobe software, and art supplies. Eventually, Chase began working as a  graphic design intern for the CoLab, developing his portfolio with each assigned project.

Currently, Chase lives in New York where he serves as a Production Designer at Michael Kors. He is creating new retail displays for the company’s Summer 2019 campaign. Chase credits his ability to land a job with Michael Kors to his time at Georgia Tech. Gaining proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud through class projects and campus design opportunities, Chase left Georgia Tech as a confident, experienced designer.