Junior Jourdan Enriquez originally enrolled in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences as a pre-med student, but she transferred to Gallatin at the end of her first year to study graphic design, new media and marketing. Two classes have been particularly influential – “Magazines: From Inspiration to Prototype” and “Innovations in Arts Publications,” both taught by Lise Friedman. Enriquez learned “what constitutes good design and the process of creating effective publications.” Friedman, says Enriquez, “is highly dedicated to her students and genuinely interested in their work and ideas. She is a fantastic mentor.”
Enriquez designed the 10th-anniversary edition of the Literacy Review last year and was vice president of marketing for the Gallatin Design Collective. In the fall, she is serving as a Resident Assistant at NYU Abu Dhabi.
She is interested in pursuing a career as a graphic designer and eventually an art director, and at some point she is interested in earning an MFA. “I love the dedication of Gallatin professors to students’ academic and artistic growth,” says Enriquez, “not to mention the small class sizes and the self-motivated nature of a Gallatin degree.”