My name is Danielle Long, a student and part time human in training here at Watkins College of Art. I am studying Graphic Design and Illustration here and loving every minute of it. For my entire 21 years of existance, I have lived here in Nashville and have watched it grow like I have.
I remember my first real artistic masterpiece at the ripe age of 13. I had entered the American Kidney Fund's Calendar Kids contest. This meant not only a lot to me as a kidney patient but also gave myself the confidence that I needed to really have faith in myself to persue art as a career.
After that, I realized that I wanted to be a graphic designer and illustrator professionally, sending me to both Memphis College of Art and Watkins College of Art, which I am currently enrolled in. In the past year, I have won two ADDY awards (and hopefully I can earn more in the later years) as well as helped with our school's first illustration show.