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Carmen Dotterer

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About Me

  • I'm a passionate designer and person, who loves cats and tiny plants, and trying new things, especially food. I really enjoy print and web design, and also really appreciate interior design and fashion design.

  • Senior quote:
    “It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” -Paula Scher

  • Why did you choose VCD?
    It was this or getting a law degree... I think I chose wisely. For real though, I just really enjoy using creativity to solve design problems and the entire creative process that it entails.

  • What inspired you to be a graphic designer?
    I was always artistic since I was young, and as I've moved further in my career, I've found more passion and motivation in the fact that I am a essentially creating designs that can reach a huge audience, and I can decide what I want them to take away from my design.

  • Favorite keyboard shortcut:
    Command + S (has saved me during some tragic program crashes)

  • Worst VCD moment:
    Having my professor like my idea but basically tell me to redo everything.

  • Best VCD moment:
    Turning in a project after toiling away at it for so long.

  • What inspires you the most?
    Great design when I see it where I don't expect.

  • Goals in 5 years:
    To grow as a designer and be happy in my current job.

  • What job would you be terrible at?
    Any kind of pastry chef, because I wouldn't have the self control not to try everything I made.

  • What is your #1 pet peeve?
    When people talk over top of one another.

  • What is the luckiest thing that has ever happened to you?
    Finding a job already, before I've graduated.

  • What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
    Being told I'm easy to talk to.