Q&A with local graphic designer, Christopher Avila
Q: What’s your name?
A: Christopher Avila.
Q: Where were you born?
A: San Diego.
Q: How did you get into graphic design?
A: I got into graphic design after i started applying filters to pictures using Photoshop. Back then, I used to think that was graphic design.
Q: How long have you been designing?
A: I’ve been designing for about a good four years now but I have only been taking it seriously for a year now.
Q: What inspires you when you design?
A: usually as long as I have some good music and a clean environment i am set to design for long periods of time.
Q: Do you have a role model in the field of graphic design? In life?
A: I would say as far as role models go, they are usually my professors especially Andrea Singer, My Boss and every other artist because you can learn from everyone.
Q: What is your opinion on SOPA? Do you think SOPA is beneficial or detrimental to your field of work?
A: My opinion on SOPA can best be described using the seven words that can’t be said on TV. I think It will hurt my line of work because, as designers, we work with clients on a lot of mediums but the most used one is the Internet. Aside from that, SOPA will just hurt every line of work.
Q: Have you taken any classes for graphic design? If so, what classes have you taken that have improved your graphic design ability and which do you recommend the most?
A: I was a self-taught designer, but I’ve started taking classes like ARTG100, 106, 118 and 125. From what I’ve learned, the smallest and most basic things help the most.