Graphic & Web Design
Production Artist for Badger Sportswear
The Art Institute of Charlotte, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
[The Art Institute of Charlotte] helped me to become confident in my own abilities. [The instructors go over] everything from manners in an interview to knowing how to write a proper email. Ashley Bradley , Production Artist for Badger Sportswear Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design, 2015 , The Art Institute of Charlotte, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
As a graphic production artist for Badger Sportswear in Statesville, North Carolina, Ashley Bradley sees up to 100 orders a day come into the company. Badger Sportswear provides athletic uniforms, team uniforms, and athletic apparel to teams across the United States. “Some art is already created and I only have to resize it and make placements. Other times, I receive hand drawn ideas and I get to create art work for customers,” she says. Ashley enjoys the creative atmosphere of her workplace. “Being around creative people is very engaging. I get excited to do something that I love.”
Ashley is proud to have earned her degree. “I worked the whole time I was in school and it helped me [create a strong résumé].” She adds that she’s always been inspired by famous artists. “From an early age I was impressed by artists like Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo.”
Ashley, who in 2015 earned an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Charlotte, says that her education provided the knowledge needed to succeed in her career. “[The school] helped me to become confident in my own abilities. [The instructors go over] everything from manners in an interview to knowing how to write a proper email.” She recommends that current students follow their ambition. “So many people told me that I was wasting my time and that I would never find a job, but after working hard and not giving up on my dream, I have succeeded in finding a great job that will be a great stepping stone in furthering my career.”
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