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Robyn Watson

Graphic Designer | Photographer |  Visual Storyteller

Who am I?

I am a visual storyteller who connects people to images to tell a story.

As a child, I spent hours drawing and coloring outside the lines on the floor. I've been creating art my whole life and creating is still a big part of my life. In the adult world, I spend a little less time on the floor and more time with my creativity digitally and being inspired to learn more!


Sources of Inspiration for Me


1. Cultures around the world
The colors, the traditions, the weird little quirks that I don't understand yet! It makes my heart soar! I enjoy studying and learning about other cultures. It impacts my life and artistic endeavors daily. I've been able to use my love for art to volunteer as a dancer and Mehndi artist for AID India in Boise. I've also been able to donate, and follow organizations like the Mundo Exchange Thailand and be inspired by how they are impacting their community!

 

2. Environments
I am awe-struck looking at any landscape around me, and I'm blessed to live in a very beautiful place where I get awe-struck often. (Google Idaho, seriously!) The landscape around me has changed dramatically over a very short period of time, and when I go on a hike I can guarantee there will be trash all along the trail. It hurts my soul watching how these landscapes are dying so quickly!  This has led me to be more active in my own life by trying to reduce my carbon footprint. I want the future to be able to experience these beautiful places too instead of seeing pictures and reading about how they used to exist.

 

3. My local community
Improving our local community falls on all of us! We all have a way we can contribute to improving the lives of people around us. I've found that volunteering with local artists or teaching a swing dance lesson helps me feel like I'm helping add a little more value to the community.

 

So, why visual storytelling?

Culture, environment, and community - these three topics are my sources of inspiration. They bring me into contact with people from all over and gave me a desire to begin telling their stories. People are fascinating and everyone has a story to tell.  It all started with a photography request, "can you take my portrait for my book?" then it was, "I need a logo that expresses me!", and it has grown into "This is me, how can I represent that in my brand?" These challenges fueled my passion for storytelling design.

 

I thrive on helping great minds meet their ambitious visual goals. I've helped design websites, and created social media content, graphics, and strategies.  Recently I have been focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in my designs, inclusive design is a practical methodology that enables design for a full range of human diversity.  I believe it is essential to be conscious of how design and visual storytelling has a tremendous impact on our world, and as a designer, I feel I have a responsibility to use my designs to better the culture of the world. 

Visual storytelling allows me to bring my creative passion forward and give back to those things that inspire me!  What more could a girl dream for?

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