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Gabrielle Shirk


  • Print design & branding


About Me

  • My name is Gabrielle (not Gabriella) and I'm a designer from Cleveland. I currently live in Kent with my little Chihuahua, Remi. After college we will be moving back to Cleveland where I hope to work for an in-house agency.

  • Senior quote:
    Dunkin iced coffees were the only thing that got me through VCD #notspon

  • Why did you choose VCD?
    I wanted to utilize my artistic skills but in a practical way.

  • What inspired you to be a graphic designer?
    An engineering class that I took in high school that taught me about 3D-Design inspired me to look further into designing things. I found myself super intrigued with marketing and advertising practices like packaging and strategies.

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  • Worst VCD moment:
    Stressing about internships and being clueless as to how to obtain one

  • Best VCD moment:
    Being invited into the BFA program

  • What inspires you the most?
    Simplistic, innovative design

  • Goals in 5 years:
    To have another dog and own a home

  • What job would you be terrible at?
    Being an attorney

  • What is your #1 pet peeve?
    When people speak over each other/me

  • What song do you have completely memorized?
    If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys

  • What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
    That I'm a lot like my parents