Hello! My name is Noelle Zies and I am a recent graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Throughout my childhood I had a keen interest in arts, crafts, and anything that allowed me to explore and create visually. This interest continued to develop all the way up to my senior year in high school where I had the opportunity to design printed collateral for my school’s production of The Sound of Music. I got to work with my graphics teacher and musical director to test different designs and settle on something that was the perfect fit for our production. I remember having so much fun learning along the way and getting to alter my designs for different mediums. After this experience, I knew that I wanted to continue pursuing graphic design.
My years in the Visual Communication Design program at Ohio State taught me that everything surrounding us has a purpose and is intentionally designed with an audience in mind. I’ve learned about design research, user experience design, branding, packaging, motion design, and many more aspects of Graphic Design. But what drives my passion for design is it's ability to create a unique experience for users and bring color into people’s lives. My passion is rooted in the idea that I have the ability to create a meaningful experience for someone, whether it’s their first time engaging with my design or their fiftieth. Design is meant to be universal and have a lasting effect. I intend to use the skills I’ve learned to continue creating meaningful experiences for people, no matter where they come from, that will last forever.