Art Stars

Art Stars

As part of an occasional series showcasing student art portfolios, The News spoke to Tim Jacques, a junior, graphic design major who shared his thoughts on the art world.

Q: Do you have a favorite type of project? A: I don’t really have a favorite. I kind of just do illustration and photo for fun, but I think design is where I focus most of my time.

Q: What is your dream job? A: Well, I’m in the process of starting a t-shirt company and that seems like it could be pretty awesome. So, I’m not really relying on my degree, I’m more focused on what I’m learning. It’s kind of selfish, but I just want to display my art on people.

Q: Are there any outside influences or artists that inspire your designs and artwork? A: There are a few, like William Schaff and Saul Bass. Schaff’s work is really creepy and tends to make you think, and I just really like Saul Bass’s style.

Q: Have you done a co-op yet? A: I co-oped at an in-house design firm for a grocery store chain. I did package design for store brand products, a few promotional posters and helped design sections of the weekly flyer.

Q: Has it helped you figure out your career direction? A: I learned a lot, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to live the cubicle life. They had really strict guidelines regarding every aspect of design.

Q: How do you feel about Northeastern’s graphic design program? A: At first I was a little skeptical, but there are some really great professors and I definitely feel like I’m learning a lot from the classes.

Q: Is it hands-on, or is it all theory based? A: The classes are project-based, but during the process of the projects there is focus on how to apply theory.

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