We invited International speaker, Adobe Creative Residency alumnx, and award-winning infographic designer Jessica Bellamy to be a Guest Designer at our October Residency, where she floored everyone with her knowledge, passion, and kindness.
Jessica was kind enough to write an essay about her thoughts on the program on Medium.com here: https://medium.com/@jessicabellamy/reflection-vcfa-and-mfa-program-that-graphic-designers-deserve-9a0c30245f0e
A passage from the essay:
“The transformative effect of this program’s structure, methods, principles, and practices have grown and nurtured a warm culture of exceptional and near tireless design scholars.”
This essay encapsulates so much of what our mission at VCFA in the Graphic Design Program is about. We encourage you to read it — to have our collective work acknowledged by Jessica in this inspirational and encouraging is an honor.
Jessica Bellamy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville (UofL) with degrees in Drawing (BFA), Graphic Design (BFA), Pan African Studies (BA), and a minor in Communication.
As a former Neurodevelopmental Science research analyst at UofL and community organizer, in 2015 Jessica created a social enterprise that combines grassroots organizing, research, and information graphics. She named this business GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. She has been featured in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, Forbes, Communication Arts Magazine, The Great Discontent, Create Magazine, Creative Mornings, Slack, The Dieline, Revision Path, and on Adobe’s Project 1324 (viewable through Facebook).