Graphic design skills improve and excel in a collaborative, supportive team environment. Our frequent, informal critiques provide a fresh perspective or a way to get unstuck with a graphic design challenge. Opus Design is proud of our multi-mega talented designers and want to share a little more about them with you. Here’s our newest graphic designer, Casey McGee.
When did you realize you wanted to become a graphic designer and why?
Compelled by my love of art, I went to a vocational high school so that I could study Visual Design (my chosen shop area) for the same amount of time I was focusing on my academics, something I wouldn’t be able to do at a regular high school. This is where I was introduced to graphic design and decided I wanted to make a career out of it.
What is your funniest design habit or obsession?
I tend to debate names of colors often with my non-designer friends and boyfriend. “your pants are green” “no they’re teal” “but they have more green to them than blue” “yea, but they’re teal” I also greatly look forward to the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year every year.
What do you like most about designing?
Taking raw information and making it into something beautiful and easy to understand.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, a quiet little town next to New Bedford, where I moved to half way through high school and consider just as much my hometown as I do Fairhaven. Most people I come across have some sort of story or connection to New Bedford, which are always fun to hear.
What is your pet’s name?
My mom has a cat named Symba who is not very fond of me and prefers the company of her or anyone who feeds him. I plan on getting a kitty soon though, and naming him or her either Hades, Lillith, or Paprika.
Favorite musician, book, tv show and/ or artist?
My favorite band for 10 years now is AFI, I’ve also been listening to a lot of The Kooks, The Weeknd, and Massive Attack lately. I don’t know that I could choose a favorite book since I enjoy so many, however I’m currently reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. My favorite TV show is RuPaul’s Drag Race.
(Casey took this photo with her phone and it landed on the band’s instagram.)