My name is Abby and I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, a suburb of Akron where I now go to school. My whole life, I was always doodling around but I was never too serious about making art. I truly believed from everything I’ve heard that the starving artist trope was real so I never even considered art as a career path. I am fascinated with science so I was going to go into STEM for the longest time. I thought to myself, I can’t be a marine biologist, I don’t like touching fish, and I can’t be a biologist, all those jobs are entrenched in academia. I began reconsidering everything I thought I knew and I ended up in a Graphic Design class in high school because I loved the teacher who taught it. Boy, did that turn out to be quite a huge decision for me. I thought…I really could do this for a living if I tried. That was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have made more art in these past years than I have in my whole life and I contribute it to that fateful decision I made back in high school. When I got to college my world was flipped upside down yet again when I met a professor who inspired me to become the illustrator he knew I could be. Ever since then I haven’t stopped creating and being so thankful that I am able to do what I love every single day. I feel like I’m living in a dream.

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