Mackenzie Gerl Mackenzie Gerl

Mackenzie Gerl


  • Multidisciplinary Design


About Me

  • Passionate about storytelling, creativity and being weird.

  • Senior quote:
    "Stay hungry, stay foolish" - Steve Jobs

  • Why did you choose VCD?
    I wanted to pick a major that allowed me to be a creative problem solver.

  • What inspired you to be a graphic designer?
    I was always passionate about fine art and creating things. Once I switched my major to VCD I immediately felt like I belonged.

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  • Worst VCD moment:
    Slicing my finger with an X-acto trying to trim a project the day it was due. (And having to go to the health center to get my finger glued)

  • Best VCD moment:
    Putting together a student-run photo magazine while studying abroad in Florence.

  • What inspires you the most?
    Other creative people who are passionate about what they do.

  • Goals in 5 years:
    To have seen more of the world and be working at a job I enjoy.

  • What job would you be terrible at?
    Driving for Uber

  • What is your #1 pet peeve?

  • What song do you have completely memorized?
    Hey Ya! - Outkast

  • What movie title best describes your life?
    Rebel Without a Cause

  • What is the luckiest thing that has ever happened to you?
    Getting accepted to a study abroad experience in Ghana my sophomore year.

  • What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
    "You are strong"