The College of Fine Arts proudly congratulates all students who are graduating this semester! While we’re unable to gather in person for a commencement ceremony in December due to the pandemic, we celebrate the accomplishments of students, like Brandi Wright Muñoz, a Graphic Design major and Army veteran whose design work has been recognized in the Graphis New Talent Annual, the TCU Juried Art Show and the TCU Eleven40seven journal.
Brandi Wright Muñoz, Department of Design
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
Why did you choose TCU for your education?
I chose TCU solely on the graphic design program. I had just finished my active duty service with the U.S. Army. I moved to Dallas and stumbled upon the history and prestige of the TCU graphic design program. I researched the accolades and awards that the program received over the many years and decided it was the program I should set my sights on.
Why did you choose to study graphic design?
I chose graphic design as I have always been inspired by art and design throughout my life. The design and look of everyday items and how it inspires and motivates people in different ways attracted me to the career field instantly. The added research and knowledge that comes with graphic design fit perfectly with my skill set as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army.
Tell us about your time at TCU.
Throughout my time at TCU, I enjoyed extracurriculars such as the TCU Student Veteran Association and being a member of Dallas Society of Visual Communications. Additionally, I’ve contributed to the local community through projects that professor Jan Ballard presents to students, such as community t-shirt designs, mural designs, and branding proposals for neighborhoods in Fort Worth. Additionally, this semester I was one of the 500 students in the U.S. selected to be a part of the 2020 Multicultural Talent Pipeline hosted by the Publicis Groupe.
What are your proudest accomplishments while at TCU?
Some of my proudest moments have been awards I’ve won—specifically, the Graphis New Talent Award and seeing my work in TCU recognitions, such as the TCU Juried Art Show and the TCU Eleven40seven journal.
What will you miss most about TCU?
From TCU, I will miss the interactions with the faculty and specifically the graphic design professors who opened up my perspective on how the career works and what it can provide for society. Their wisdom and insight guided me to challenge the ideas I had and pushed me to find my identity as a graphic designer.
Post graduation, I will be relocating to England, U.K. to live with my husband. I am actively seeking job opportunities in locations such as London and Cambridge to work in companies with multicultural backgrounds and objectives.