Madeleine Kidd Madeleine Kidd

Madeleine Kidd


  • Branding/typography


About Me

  • Madeleine is a branding and typography designer from northeast Ohio. She hopes to move to New York City within the next couple of years but is keeping her options open. Madeleine spends most of her time staring at her computer screen, wishing she had blue light glasses and thinking of her adorable pup Zoey.

  • Senior quote:
    Please hire me.

  • Why did you choose VCD?
    I came to Kent as a fashion student and quickly realized 1) I didn't fit into that mold and 2) I was pretty damn good in illustrator. So the switch was made.

  • What inspired you to be a graphic designer?
    In elementary school, I always said I wanted to be an art teacher because when you're young your mind is filled with so many crazy ideas and kids are constantly crafting and creating the most unique things. As I got older I found that design is a way to give purpose to crafting and creativity and make things happen.

  • Favorite keyboard shortcut:
    Option–command–c. Keep those text boxes short and clean.

  • Worst VCD moment:
    Dropping an X-ACTO knife and it falling directly into my friends foot.

  • Best VCD moment:
    This! Graduating is by far the best.

  • What inspires you the most?
    Making my friends and family proud. But more importantly myself.

  • Goals in 5 years:
    In 5 years I hope to be living in a city at the peak of my career, working for a branding agency. I'll be happy!

  • What job would you be terrible at?
    Selling hot dogs.

  • What is your #1 pet peeve?
    Unopened emails. You know who you are.

  • What song do you have completely memorized?
    Anything off of my Monday Blues playlist.

  • What movie title best describes your life?
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
    You have a nose like a cartoon character.