Congratulations to New York graduates Leila Bartholet and Jarel Ayuson for the GDUSA Students to Watch in 2019 feature! We are so proud when the work of our students gets recognised by the design industry.
“Leila is a NYC-based graphic designer. She previously attended Pitzer College, where she double majored in Philosophy and Psychology. There, she fell in love with design after being on the graphics team of its literary arts magazine. This led her to attend Shillington in 2018, where she studied graphic design. Since graduation, Leila has been working at Chandelier Creative, a creative agency in SoHo.
When she’s not designing, Leila loves backpacking. She independently hiked the Camino de Santiago—a 500-mile pilgrimage from France to Spain. She hopes to eventually complete many more Caminos including the Camino Portuguese and Camino del Norte.”
“Originally named John Gabriel with the intention of combining the two names to form the name he is most known by, Jarel approaches design the same way—by unifying that which is different to form something new. He graduated and grew as a designer, communicator and problem solver at Shillington New York’s Graphic Design School in the summer of 2018. People and innovation is what he is passionate about. That passion is paired with an ability to recognize creative and human potential in order to create work that has visual excellence with an attention to detail. Outside of design, Jarel can be found with family and friends, eating good food, watching live music, or aimlessly walking around the city. Connect, create and collaborate with him @J4REL.”
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