Here’s the first look at the 2014 issue of Skald, Villa’s annual student magazine, which is currently at the press! Click through to see the full mag! Skald was first developed in 1977 and features poetry, animation, drawings, paintings and other works contributed by the students of Villa Maria College. Last year’s issue took home a Silver Crown in the College Magazine category in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
As a Buffalo design student, with my roots in this city, I feel fortunate to have had an internship here at Block Club. With their hometown pride and wanting better for our city it was great to work somewhere where I could participate on projects that were going to affect Buffalo on its upward journey. Block Club opened my eyes more to what a positive turn we have taken and I found it inspiring that they are so dedicated to the come back of Buffalo.
Graduating in a year from Villa Maria, both my professors and the people I have meet in Buffalo’s creative community have helped me to grow as a designer. While Villa helped me to learn about principles, history and programs, Block Club has added teamwork, client relations, production and refining my skills. As someone just breaking into the industry, both have helped push me to prepare myself for what the future holds for me as a designer.
I am excited to stay in this city and be part of making it the better Buffalo we are working towards. The more I put myself out there the more I see what a positive impact the creative community is having around town and am exciting that I will be able to continue to help make our city grow.
Inspirational words from Leah Alles ‘15, a Graphic Design student at Villa, as she finishes her internship and gets ready for her senior year.
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