Where Are They Now: Regan Kelley

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Regan Kelley

Through their work as Campus Ink designers, our students form exceptional skills for their future careers. This week we are going to take a look at Regan Kelley. Regan is a former student designer who went above and beyond with her work to propel our company to new levels. Keep reading to learn more about where she is now.

Name: Regan Kelley

Age: 22

College: Illinois

Year graduated college: 2018

Major in college: Speech Pathology

When did you become a student designer? Fall 2016

How did you get hired? referred by a friend who was a campus manager

What was it like being a Student Designer? The best college job I could’ve asked for! Great way to make money while developing a new skills in graphic design

What were some of your favorite aspects of the job? I loved working with new clients! Meeting new people across campus and within the community was a great way to expand my professional network. 

What was your favorite design you did as a student designer?

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What are you doing now? I’m currently in speech pathology grad school at Rush University in Chicago

How did you get to that spot? Even though its unrelated to the work I was doing at Campus Ink, Steven was the first person to look over my resume and personal statements. The management at Campus Ink truly cares about their employees’ professional development, regardless of their career paths. 

What are the main things you learned while being a student designer? Busy seasons at Campus Ink seemed to always coincide with busy times at school, so learning time management was key. I also had the unique opportunity to help Steven with rebranding, which gave me insight into the inter-workings of a small business. 

How did your position as a student designer prepare you for your current job? In the future, I hope to open my own private practice (a dream that I thought was far-fetched before my time at Campus Ink). However, I feel that I’ve learned a lot about client management, customer service, and maintaining a positive workplace environment during this opportunity. Having a work experience that allowed for independent development, yet team collaboration, has made me feel more prepared for the workforce than I ever could’ve imagined. 

What are you biggest pieces of advice for other student designers? Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and work with new clients. Those are the best opportunities for personal growth!