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 wants to share a little more about them with you. Here’s Ellery!
When did you realize you wanted to become a designer and why?
Back in middle school, I became interested in design after exploring the web and volunteering to create websites for figure skaters. I would find elements I liked from existing sites; inspect how they were built, and use bits and pieces. I enjoyed the puzzle of breaking sites down to create something new. The deconstruction helped me learn!
What is your funniest design habit or obsession?
I wear nerdy computer glasses most of the time. Not the Warby Parker nerdy glasses…these are really nerdy. (lily)
What do you like most about design?
I love the transformative aspect of design. I get a lot of satisfaction from the before-and-after. But, my favorite moments would probably be team-brainstorming sessions, logo critiques, learning new shortcuts or tools, and choosing paper/PMS colors.
I enjoyed the puzzle of breaking sites down to create something new. The deconstruction helped me learn!”
Where did you grow up?
I’m from Cape Cod — mainly Yarmouth. I grew up with an artistic mother who taught me how important it is to have an outlet for your creative energy. Her creativity has definitely strengthened with age and experience — which I personally look forward to!
What is your pet’s name?
My dear old Henry (lab/retriever mix) was my second brother growing up. It’s difficult to have a pet in the city… I went through some fish in the past few years, but they don’t quite do it for me. RIP Ifrit and Clarence.
Favorite musician, book, tv show and/ or artist?
I don’t have a favorite artist (besides my mother!), but I recently saw the work of Edel Bordon in Provincetown and loved it. I also love Great Expectations, art deco, unique utensil design, Klimt, the art community of Ptown, and Mexican interior style.