GRAPHIC DESIGN, CLASS OF 2022
When exploring Judson, Hannah Cormier appreciated the programs and community that the campus offered. “Their Art and Design program felt promising, and the campus environment and community felt very welcoming,” she says.
Hannah’s hometown is Sugar Grove, Ill., which she describes as “[a] land of never-ending cornfields and the occasional bank.”
Hannah is working towards a certificate in social media marketing, which combines the skillset of both her minors, photography and marketing. She chose to major in Graphic Design saying that she has “always wanted to be a graphic designer since middle school when I took my first digital tech class.”
Hannah has gained valuable experience in two internships, one at Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, and the other at One Design Company, located in Chicago.
“Both [internships] have been great experiences and have helped me build collaborative skills,” Hannah reflects. “One Design Company, in particular, has really helped me narrow down what field of graphic design and marketing I want to focus on when I graduate this spring: UX/UI design and social media marketing.”
When she is not working on graphic design, Hannah is singing for the Judson University Choir and the Judson University Chamber Singers. “Worship and music [are ways] for me to step away from my busy day and de-stress,” she explains. “The University Choir tours have been especially influential because as I’m ministering to others, I’m being ministered to as well—it’s a very humbling and healing experience.”
“I’m surprised that I was able to make as many friends as I did here,” she says, reflecting on her experience. “Some of my friends have told me that I looked intimidating when they first met me and, on top of that, I’m pretty picky about who I hang out with. But I think I’ve made friends with some of the best people and have the best roommates.”
The Christian environment has had a positive impact on Hannah while at Judson. She says, “I’ve never attended a Christian school before, so seeing how that was deeply woven into my educational experience has been a breath of fresh air.”