Jacqueline Cash-Domzalski

Graphic & Web Design

Graphic Design Instructor
The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Jacqueline Cash-Domzalski

Never be afraid to take on a challenge outside your comfort zone. Jacqueline Cash-Domzalski , Graphic Design Instructor
, The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

I always knew I’d never be satisfied in any career that didn’t offer a creative outlet.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

I approach my students and their projects as if we’re in a professional setting. These multi-layered projects with strict deadlines help them build the skills and gain the confidence to start their career—and with a strong work ethic and a fire for amazing craftsmanship, they’ll succeed.

How do you inspire students to push themselves beyond their own perceived limits?

I constantly question my students on their design approach—and whether they’ve done everything they can do to achieve their own creative vision. I believe that through introspection, students—and all of us—become true problem solvers.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?

Collaboration is critical to the creative process. You never know where inspiration is lurking, so surrounding yourself with other creative people can open up so many possibilities. Working with with students from other programs just opens the gate even wider.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

There's always room for improvement, there’s always something new to learn. Never become stagnant...and never be afraid to take on a challenge outside your comfort zone.

Anything else you’d like to share?

"Faculty" is so much more than a title. Together with our students, we’re all part of a team...a family. We take so much pride in their accomplishments on their journey to professional success.