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As a young child I loved wearing my dad's sunglasses and hats. This is how I got the nickname, Hollywood, and I still have this nickname today. As I would wear the sunglasses and hats I told my parents that I was going to Hollywood to become famous. There was always the idea that I could be a movie star, a singe… Read More
As a young child I loved wearing my dad's sunglasses and hats. This is how I got the nickname, Hollywood, and I still have this nickname today. As I would wear the sunglasses and hats I told my parents that I was going to Hollywood to become famous. There was always the idea that I could be a movie star, a singer, or my top favorite, a dancer. With those sunglasses and hats I felt like I could be anything I wanted to be; they allowed me to see differently and explore possibilities. It may sound farfetched, but I still believe in putting on different “sunglasses” to see outside of what I'm used to. I think this ability lets me view the world from a surprising perspective. This perspective may be how someone else views the world every day, but I'm getting to experience it for the first time.

I'm able to gain different viewpoints and insights that I may have never had, if I didn't simply try something out of the norm. I think that's what sets me apart from other designers. I enjoy learning, experiencing new things, and getting out of my comfort zone so that I can create unique designs and relate to different audiences. The world is big and filled with a variety of different people. How can we, as designers, expect to relate to everyone in it if we do not explore? We should put on those “sunglasses” and make believe now and then.

My name is Megan Strandell and I am a graphic designer and illustrator. Read Less
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  • Junior Graphic Designer
    Carol Stream Park District // Carol Stream, IL, USA
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    Elance // USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Center for Information Technology Services (Wi-CITS) // Whitewater, WI, USA
  • Illustrator
    Wisconsin Center for Information Technology Services // Whitewater, WI, USA
  • Tutor in Graphics Software
    UW-Whitewater Center of Students with Disabilities // Whitewater, WI, USA
  • Graphics Lab Monitor
    UW-Whitewater Art Department // Whitewater, WI, USA
  • Tutor
    UWW Center for Students with Disabilities // Whitewater, WI, USA
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