Hazel ImogenSelf Employeed
I am a young professional working hard in the design world currently in Chicago, IL. In highschool I attended a trade school for graphic design where I realized that design was my passion and something I wanted to pursue. I quickly enrolled at Columbia College Chicago where I graduated early with an Art Direction degree. During my college years I was fortunate enough to get my foot in a door at a small agency where I worked producing digital media and learning the nuances of “agency life”. After a few years of that under my belt, I joined an even smaller intimate agency called Dando Projects, where I designed labels for some local alcohol distributors. Feeling that I wanted to experience a big agency, I then was hired at an advertising/marketing firm called Upshot where I worked on huge clients like Google, Starbucks, and Coca-Cola. I learned the most at this agency and grew immensely as an individual but I felt as though I was loosing some of my creative passion so I left Upshot to start working for myself. As intimidating and as scary as this was, I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been fortunate enough to get some amazing clients where I am currently branding three bars opening up in Chicago, and designing for a swim company in Mykonos with more projects and clients on the horizon. Design has always been a constant in my life, and I strongly believe that you always have to keep yourself in check when it comes to creativity and producing work that you want to create.