Austin Welch
Skylar Aieta
Dave Shin
Isabelle Gomez
Jake Stoumbos
Jacob Tobey
Charity Ijiomah
Abby McCartin
Loretta Aho
Olin Nespor
Brandon Korvas
Alicia Terry
Austin Welch
Skylar Aieta
Dave Shin
Isabelle Gomez

This Year's Crew

An eclectic mix of styles and skills make up the Western Washington Univeristy BFA class of 2016-2017. Browse our profiles to learn a little about who we are and what we create. Also make sure to reach out with an email, fax, snail mail, phone call, or pager. We keep our beepers on us at all times.


THEME SONG

We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel

Austin Welch

Austin Welch is a multi-disciplinary designer interested in publication, illustration, and digital experiences. He believes storytelling is essential to creating successful design solutions and is always experimenting to finding new ways to express his ideas. His work draws on themes of consumerism, transience, and nostalgia. While he is unsure where design will take him, he is excited for the road that lies ahead.


FAVORITE DRINK

90 Shilling Ale by Odell Brewing Co.

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO

Mold Boy

INSPIRATION

Nowness

WEBSITE

austinjameswelch.com

Skylar Aieta

Skylar Aieta is a design student with a background in Psychology. His interests are broad and he takes a multidisciplinary approach to student work. He believes in thinking big and working small to produce air-tight visual, structural, and conceptual projects. He hopes to ever so slightly change the world for the better.


HOBBIES

Rock Climbing, Photography, Thrifting

FAVORITE BOOK

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

THEME SONG

Work from Home - Tim Heidecker

WEBSITE

skylaraieta.com

Dave Shin

David Young Shin is a Korean-American designer based in Washington state. He is currently enrolled in the WWU Design BFA Class of 2017. His focus is on cooking digital experiences and typographic systems. He wants to chop it up with you and build.


ADVICE

Respect begins with oneself

INSPIRATION

My family.

THEME SONG

Am I My Brother’s Keeper - The Four Tops

WEBSITE

davidyoungshin.com

Isabelle Gomez

Isabelle Gomez is an interaction designer with a passion for creating one-of-a-kind digital experiences. She implements a user-experience lens to all of her projects and is fascinated by UX/UI approaches to solutions. When she’s not designing, she is usually rehearsing with her WWU a capella group, cooking food, or watching dreamy movies.


ADVICE

Shake what yo mama gave ya.

INSPIRATION

AWWWARDS.com

THEME SONG

imprintafter - Every Time I Close My Eyes

WEBSITE

gomisz.com

Jake Stoumbos

Jake Stoumbos is a human, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. His creative roots began with analog art, and have since expanded with a formal education in graphic design, and a constant dose of exploration. A diverse set of influences help Jake stay happy and inspired.


HOBBIES

Cooking, activism, skateboarding, journaling and of course, art.

INSPIRATION

Conversations with nice folks.

KEY INTERESTS

Making functional things pretty, and pretty things functional.

EMAIL

stoumbj@wwu.edu

Jacob Tobey

Jacob is a Southwest born designer and lover of letters, branding and all things rusty and forgotten. He spent his formative years wrenching on broken cars with his father, a family tradition that led to a series of jobs in automotive restoration. Though his career path has changed since then, his time in the auto industry has had a heavy influence on his work both functionally and aesthetically.


HOBBIES

Pinstriping + lettering, camping, beer drinking, rabble-rousing

ADVICE

If you need more hours in the day, don’t go to sleep.

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO

Thee Oh Sees

WEBSITE

jacobtobey.com

Charity Ijiomah

Charity is graphic designer and artist from Seattle, WA. Her interests in design lie in illustration, print, and packaging. She believes that good design speaks for itself, and strives to become a designer who can create such work. Charity is most inspired by themes surrounding social issues, music, and art.


HOBBIES

Music, baking, and money making

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO

Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, Glass Animals

THEME SONG

Kendrick Lamar - Alright

WEBSITE

charityijiomah.com

Abby McMartin

Abby is a designer who lives to make things more beautiful and functional. She loves branding, illustrating, and motion design. By absorbing the world around her, she finds inspiration in wonderful and unexpected places.


CURRENTLY LISTENING TO

Glass Animals, Tove Lo

FAVORITE SHOW

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

FAVORITE DRINK

Mimosa: 9 parts champagne, 1 part OJ

WEBSITE

abbymccartin.com

Loretta Aho

In her work, Loretta creates designs that are both visually and mentally compelling. She is particularly drawn to concept development and illustration. Whenever possible, she includes elements of play in her work to open up the possibilities where content can inform the design but maintain a quirky demeanor.


HOBBIES

Jamming to Beyonce, eating candy, petting dogs

FAVORITE DRINK

Lemonade

THEME SONG

Crazy In Love - Beyonce (If Beyonce’s whole cannon of work could be remixed into one song it would be that, but this would have to do till then)

WEBSITE

lorettaaho.com

Olin Nespor

Olin Nespor grew up on a small island called Vashon in the south Salish Sea. This gave him a permanent appreciation for the environment and community which has reflected on his style and his desire to design for worthy causes.


HOBBIES

Mountain biking, backcountry skiing, fly fishing

FAVORITE BOOK

Sand County Almanac

FAVORITE DRINK

Old Rasputin

WEBSITE

olinnespor.com

Brandon Korvas

Brandon is a software junkie and computer nerd with a passion for music, beer, and the outdoors. With an eclectic design experience and an empathic outlook, his main focus is on digital design and communication. Brandon’s other design interests include 3D rendering and game design, and he’s always looking to learn something new.


HOBBIES

Hiking, golf, gaming, and music.

INSPIRATION

www.beeple-crap.com

KEY INTERESTS

3D Rendering + Motion

WEBSITE

korvasbr.com

Alicia Terry

Alicia is a designer, interested in creative direction, hand lettering, typography and illustration. She also loves traveling, making videos, taking photographs and playing with her pup Izze. She is a helpless romantic and a proud existentialist. She believes design and art thrive off of collaboration.


HOBBIES

Painting, Photography, Sketching, Attending concerts and hanging with friends and family.

INSPIRATION

David Bowie

FAVORITE RESOURCE

I’m addicted to Pinterest

WEBSITE

shamarieterry.com