We are honored to celebrate 10 recipients for the 2019-2020 AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund Scholarship. Please meet Samuel McMinn, an undergraduate studying graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University.
How does it feel to be selected as a scholarship recipient?
I’m thankful for the recognition for my work.
What made you want to become a designer/creative?
When my high school came to visit my middle school, I finally saw a place where I can push my art and continue to create, I saw that there was an opportunity in the art world so I wanted to take advantage.
What are you studying in school?
Currently I am in art foundation at Virginia Commonwealth University, where I will decide my major the following year but for now I am taking courses having to deal with space, technique, applications and drawing.
Tell us a bit about the projects you have been working on while in school.
I have been working on a sculpture that consist of re-usable items to make a non representational piece, that will be installed in an underclassman Halloween show. The assignment is a new medium that I haven’t really dabbled in.
What projects are you working on outside of school?
Currently I am continuing to create work for myself, while also doing small commissions for individuals who are interested in getting tattoo designs drawn out.
So what’s next for you? Will it include a social impact component?
For now, finishing school and bettering myself as an artist is my main priority. Most likely I want my art to have a social impact, and to use my art as not just a way of expression but a way to bring awareness.