Graphic & Web Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
[My education] prepared me to communicate my creations and gave me a sense of what it would really be like to work in the real world. Joshua Zeff , Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic & Web Design, 2014 , The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
Graphic Designer for J&R Bicycles
Joshua Zeff is working as the graphic designer for J&R Bicycles in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is responsible for marketing, print, and web applications for the company. Joshua says that he enjoys the calm and chaotic combination that each day brings. “One day you’re doing nothing but the normal routine and then next day, eight products come in, two sales need promotional material done, and your boss is requesting design briefs. But that’s why I love what I do.”
Joshua is inspired by intricate signage, theme park environments, bright and bold fonts, extreme textures, and unique packaging. “I’m drawn to interesting structures and art; anything that is unique or different fascinates me,” he says.
Joshua, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Tampa, says that his education gave him a realistic sense of how the industry works. “Everything from the assignments to the deadlines and the critique sessions mentally prepared me to communicate my creations and gave me a sense of what it would really be like to work in the real world.” Joshua adds that current students should be humble as they transition into their careers. “No matter how good you are or how good you think you are, you are just starting.”