“I think UArts students work harder in general and are more open to experimenting, and much more receptive to trying things and seeing if they are working or not.
Jarrett Fuller is a New York-based designer and UArts Graphic Design faculty member who produces a weekly podcast, Scratching the Surface, of interviews with influential graphic designers such as Jessica Helfand, Michael Rock, Steve Heller, and Michael Bierut.
He is also a concert photographer, once even taking photos of Woody Allen in performance with his Dixieland band in Greenwich Village, New York.
Jarrett says there’s a great value to challenging conventional approaches to design: “To shake things up. To kind of mix things up a little bit, shake us out of the status quo.”
Aslo sees the environment at UArts as helping to give our students an advantage over others he’s taught. “I think they work harder in general and are more open to experimenting,” he says, “and much more receptive to trying things and seeing if they are working or not.”
His advice to new UArts students: “Be curious. And open and ready to work hard.”