Chasing a Dream by Isaac Reyna

Hello, I’m Isaac Reyna, a 19-year-old graphic designer & collegiate athlete from North Bend, Oregon. I’m currently studying graphic design & multi-media at Lane Community College while playing soccer for the Lane Men’s Soccer team. I chose to attend Lane Community College to improve my portfolio, gain skills, and gain experience needed to become successful in the real world with the hopes of one day working and creating graphics for a professional sports organization.

I started to become interested in graphic design before I even knew what it was. As a young boy, I would edit photos or create product ideas on free online editing software and spend hours on hours of my free time just trying to put what was in my head into a picture on my screen. It was a way for me to use my creativity as an outlet from the real world. Before I graduated from high school I didn’t really think about what I was going to do for the rest of my life in regards to a career. I mainly focused on athletics, but I settled on becoming a police officer since I enjoyed the idea of chasing “bad guys” around town. I decided on attending Lane Community College as a stepping stone in my athletic career.

As college started I continued to be creative. I would create graphics for the Lane Men’s Soccer team on my free time and really enjoyed doing it. I then realized what my idea of fun was a job, and quickly researched graphic design. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to become a graphic designer. I called professionals in the field of graphic design and in professional sports since athletics is still a major part of my life, and want to create graphics for a professional sports organization someday. I asked, “what are the steps I need to take to do what you are doing as a career”. 

Now I’m here, studying graphic design and multi-media and loving every minute of it.

1 thought on “Chasing a Dream by Isaac Reyna

  1. Gabriel Sampedro

    Nice biography, Isaac. I enjoyed reading your story and it both amused and inspired me to continue chasing what I love to do too. I myself have never thought about graphic design, but it sure sounds like fun the more I hear about it. Thanks for sharing and I wish you all the best in the industry!

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