Welcome Lindsay!

By Katherine Pokrass

Meet Coraggio’s new Visual Communications Specialist, Lindsay Gettmann. She’s a talented graphic designer and illustrator who recently graduated from Pacific Northwest College of the Art’s Communication Design program.

What were you doing prior to Coraggio?
Prior to interning at Coraggio, I was finishing my communication design degree at Pacific Northwest College of Arts (PNCA). After I left PNCA last May, I traveled around the west coast, visiting places like Yosemite and Cambria’s moonstone beaches. During this time, I delved into smaller design and illustration freelance work, such as business card designs and branding projects.

What excites you about your internship at Coraggio?
So many things excite me about being here! From the welcoming, creative atmosphere and the friendly coworkers, to being able to be more hands-on with my work and gain experience on a professional scale.

Share with our readers something that you are personally passionate about.
I’m passionate about doing ink illustrations and reading in my free time. These two passions go hand-in-hand for me because I take creative inspiration from the books I read. My favorite authors include: Isabelle Allende, Clive Barker and David Sedaris.

What is your personal motto?
I have two life mottos, the first:
“The Purpose of life is a life of purpose.” -Robert Byrne

The second:
“To err is human, to forgive, divine.” -Alexander Pope

I believe in living a life of compassion, intent and hard-work. I also try to never take myself too seriously. There should always be room to laugh at yourself for succumbing to being human.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to be an Art Director at an established design firm, preferably here in Portland. I’d also love to teach design at a college level, as well as write, illustrate and publish my own series of children’s books.

To see some of Lindsay’s work, visit her portfolio website here: http://dzycreative.weebly.com