Meet the graphic artist: Janet Carlson
When I consider my approach to graphic design, I think of myself as a visual interpreter. Just as I have a fascination with people of different cultures, I see design as a way to express the diverse human experience, to capture an emotion and deliver it as a visual message. If it happens to be clever or causes one to be curious, better yet. In the same way, in my previous employment as a fashion designer in the Miami garment industry, it was always about creating for a target market, someone very different from myself. Each project is unique; just as each market has its own criteria. My grandfather, while working for Lipton tea, was a great storyteller. It is from this vantage point, that I view graphic design as an opportunity to tell a story, rather than simply "solving a marketing problem".
I've always liked to work with my hands and create for the sheer joy of the creative process itself. It is not about vanity, or recognition, but rather springs forth from a passion. To "define" my artistic style, my work tends to be clean and clear, this is why I chose the name Aquamarine Studio to represent my business.
In the way of education, I am proud to have earned my certificate in Printing and Graphic Arts from McFatter Technical Center in 2008. In my graphic design artwork I utilize the most popular software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash and Dreamweaver. As I have always been artistically inclined, learning the new state of the art computer software has advanced my career to the next level.
I also hold an AS degree with honors, in Fashion Design from Miami Dade Community College, class of 1980. At that time, the garment industry in Miami was booming. This was the time frame when MDCC was recognized as the #1 community college in the USA. In everything I set out to do, I tend to be a perfectionist and an overachiever.
For inspiration, I frequent the library as well as art shows. Lately I have be
Graphic Designer Fort Lauderdale, FL