My name is Sandra Connors - a proud alumna of the graphic design program at Old Dominion University, where I graduated in 2015 with honors and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Additionally, I have two Associate Degrees from Tidewater Community College; one in Graphic Design and the second in Studio Arts.

I have two passions: nature and design. My love of the textures of nature, such as with trees, is one of my major sources of inspiration. Typography is one of my strengths, and I have a good eye for color. I believe conceptualization makes a strong design. I love taking a concept from ideation to completion, and am involved in every step of the process. My work gives me great personal and professional satisfaction.  

During my study, I won three Student Addy awards in Hampton Roads: a Gold award in 2015, which also won Silver at the district level; and a Silver in 2014. I was also invited to participate in the 2014 ODU Undergraduate Research Symposium, where my work was featured. Also, I was awarded the Robert McCullough Endowed Prize in Graphic Design in 2015, given to the outstanding student in the program. In 2012, I was twice a presenter at TCC's graphic design program at the invitation of the portfolio class professor.

In 2011, I was selected for a design internship at the Chrysler Museum of Art, where I worked in the Communications Department creating promotional materials for exhibitions and events, both in print and for the web. I also completed a four month internship at Amerigroup in Virginia Beach in the External Communications Department. In that role, I created corporate collateral for use in annual reports, promotional materials, briefs, and posters.

In addition, I have been actively employed as a freelance designer. My most recent project was a newsletter for the Elizabeth River Project in Portsmouth, Virginia, and have completed identity projects for clients in Peru and Argentina.

I'm proud of my Peruvian heritage and speak English and Spanish fluently.