“Design is intelligence made visible.” — Alina Wheeler, author
My name is Destiny Samuels. I am a graduate student at The University of West Alabama. My major is Integrated Marketing Communications with a focus on Graphic Design. I have always enjoyed designing. When I was in middle school, I discovered that I loved painting and drawing people and animals. As time passed, my art skills improved. I was often asked to paint family portraits and pets. After realizing I wanted to use my talent to positively affect others, I decided to major in Fine Arts. I applied to various colleges but was overjoyed when I learned about my acceptance to Lawson State Community College. Attending Lawson State afforded me the opportunity to hone my craft . While completing my program, I earned an award for my painting skills. I graduated from Lawson State in 2020 with an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design.
My time at Lawson State made me realize that I had a passion for design and wanted to use it to broaden my horizons. Said notion led to my enrolling in the IMC program at UWA. Since starting the program, I have acquired and refined skills in various areas, including social media, photography, and graphic design. I am expected to graduate in December 2022. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree, I plan to become a successful Graphic Designer.