My name is Cameron Ward, and I am a graphic designer currently living in North Carolina. It has been a long but enriching road that led me to my current place in life.
In 2019, I earned an Associate's Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC, and have been working as a professional graphic designer since. Before that, I graduated from UNC Greensboro in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Music and German Studies. While at UNCG, I studied keyboard instruments, focusing primarily on the piano. I also specialized in early music, playing the fortepiano and harpsichord for various chamber groups. In my junior year of college, I had the opportunity to spend the year studying abroad in Klagenfurt, Austria. It was an adventure that fundamentally changed my outlook on life. While there I met so many amazing people, had wonderful experiences, and visited amazing museums and cities throughout Europe.
After graduation, I moved to Savannah, Georgia, unsure of my future. While there, I rediscovered my love for visual art. Due to my grandmother being a professional portrait painter, I grew up near a studio, in an art gallery, or rummaging through a plethora of her art books. I soon began working as a fine art framer while I studied traditional drawing, painting, and pastel work with several local artists. The combination of these experiences instilled in me a love of texture, the consideration of art interaction, and producing a product that is handcrafted. I approach my graphic design and illustration work the same way.
In my free time, I enjoy several other creative outlets. I love cooking and baking bread, photography, studying languages, playing piano, reading, hiking, and watching movies. I have several cameras: a Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 and a Wide 300 instant camera, a Polaroid SX 70 Sonar, a Canon AE-1 film camera, and a Canon 6D Mark II. I watch a lot of movies across multiple genres and from any time period. In particular, I enjoy "Roman Holiday," "Amadeus," "Some Like it Hot," and "Tous les Matins du Monde."