Claire Palmer

Since I was a little kid, I have always had a niche for creating. My mom has really fueled this creative fire in me, and it continues to grow every day. I am a tenacious, driven, quick learner that is up for any challenge. With a positive attitude, I believe anything can be solved. I have recently graduated from Grand Canyon University – majoring in Advertising and Graphic Design. I have 3 years of solid design experience and continue to fall deeper in love with the industry. I love to solve problems visually and create designs that cause someone to act and positively effect a brands bottom line.

Nick Leligdon

Nick Leligdon sought internships from the beginning of his design education with a positive attitude that constant learning is the way to build a career. Enrolled in advertising and graphic design degree, Nick worked part-time as a designer for three companies, including a mid-sized design firm, a church, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also worked in the design department on campus, where he served as a tutor for other students and designed internal branded projects, including websites, posters, and brochures. He loves creating videos and has used that to push his knowledge and skill in the high-demand world of motion graphics. The week before graduation, he accepted an offer as a junior designer at Highnoon, a strategy and brand development agency in Tempe, AZ.

Kennedy (KJ) Adams

Kennedy (KJ) Adams will admit to being asked why she was interested in “a small school in the middle of the desert,” and thankfully describe it as “no regrets.” She studied advertising and graphic design and learned to use solid design and typography principles in brand development, illustration, copywriting, advertising, and social media campaigns. Being active in the local design community allowed her to get a design internship at Rapid Reboot, where she still works, a company owned by other GCU alumni. KJ was also a co-captain of the GCU Volleyball team, which made her a master at time management as she kept her GPA at the top of the scale.