Rumpf_Portrait_circle_web5769559_orig witr1Carly Rumpf is a senior in the Graphic Design program at Rochester Institute of technology. She has interned at TerraCycle and Gupta Media. Carly recently won a gold Addy for her work as a Art director for Positive Negative Magazine.

Hometown: Downingtown, PA

Program: BFA Graphic Design

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015

Favorite Book: Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli

Favorite Study Spot: Java’s

Your Prized Possession: My fish eye camera

Favorite Quote: Anything from Spongebob. Or if we need to be serious, “Think more. Design less.”

Do you currently have a job (on or off-campus)? If so, what do you do? Yes! I am the lead graphic designer at WITR 89.7 FM, I am the marketing and art director at RIT SportsZone and I do lots and lots and lots of freelance work.

Why did you choose to attend RIT? It just seemed like the right fit for me. The atmosphere and people were just like me and I knew I’d be able to thrive here.

Mention a project you have created/designed at RIT that you are proud of: I am really proud of my role as Art Director in Positive Negative Magazine! We actually just won a gold Addy for it tonight!

Have you had a recent design internship? If so, please tell us about your experience: Yes! I worked as a graphics intern at TerraCycle and a design intern at Gupta Media.

What have you learned so far that has made an impact on you? I have learned that there are definite wrong ways to do things in design but also lots and lots of right ways. One method isn’t always the only and best method and if you keep yourself engaged and try new things, you’ll be better off!

Tell us about your busiest day of the week. What is it usually like? This semester isn’t that bad but on Wednesdays I have interval training from 9 am until 10. At 11 I have packaging design. Then I go to work at 2 and at 6 I have senior capstone which doesn’t end until 9 pm.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Take the time to talk to people who are currently enrolled at RIT in the major you choose. I have learned so much from just reaching out and giving advice as well as asking for it too.  

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