Alumni Profile: Elise Wolski
Hear from alum Elise Wolski ’19 BS Art/Graphic Design and BS Computer Information Systems about her time at SUNY Brockport and her career path since graduation.
What are you currently doing in your career / what’s your job like? What kinds of projects do you work on?
I have been working as a Graphic Designer at AmChar Wholesale since July 1, 2019. Every day I have about 2-3 different projects I’m working on that range from merchandise mockups, flyers/email blasts, vendor booth materials, and website content. Most of my day is spent in Photoshop or InDesign creating all of the content.
How did Brockport and/or the Department of Art influence your career?
Before becoming a Graphic Design major I knew nothing about Adobe programs or how they worked. After going through the program I gained the skills I needed to maneuver around the position I’m in. Every day I have to solve problems creatively. The biggest lesson I relate to almost every day in my workflow is a project from my Typography 2 course called Document Design. We had to take poorly written documents and make them cohesive and graphically interesting. Most projects here end up being really interesting in the end, however, most of them start off with a simple excel sheet or body text in an email. Being able to take simple information to its greatest potential is the biggest thing I’ve taken from Brockport.
Any other interesting tidbits or stories you’d like to share.
The IT director and I once matched in our Hawaiian shirts!