As an artist I feel there are several means of self-expression. Our purpose through advertising and graphic design is not only relaying a message to an audience, but to also leave an essence of oneself. Though studying both areas gives me two individual perspectives, I believe that both fields work very well together. My use with advertising is a means of connecting with my clients and audience. Graphic design gives me the freedom to combine all elements and make others understand that there is more behind a simple design or image. Both are concentrated, disciplined fields and for me to be able to incorporate them together will be an asset to my means of creating. As an artist, I believe balancing simplicity, functionality, and aesthetic is the result of quality design. I enjoy creating work that is not only visually appealing, but can also relay meaning and significance. Though there are many discrepancies about the advertising and design world, I would like to make people understand the importance behind it. To be able to make them realize that it is not simply a passive field is my way of standing for the practice. My perspective has changed tremendously as I have been molded into a more sophisticated thinker and designer. My goal is to continue to push boundaries and explore new territories in order to produce a visual language.