JANE WALENTAS ’66
Major: Advertising Design
I had very little training as an artist before I came to Moore, so I was like a sponge – soaking up everything I could!
Moore prepared me and inspired me to have a wonderful and productive life as a professional, working artist. I learned how to be enormously resourceful. I also discovered the huge joy in creating something from nothing.
It has been a long time since I graduated from Moore, but everything I do as an artist has its roots in the disciplines and exposures that were formed in my years there. I feel lucky to be an artist, and owe so much of the development of my talent and artistic skills to my education at Moore
- Don’t be afraid to take a chance.
- Be brave.
- Show confidence in your ideas and concepts, even if you feel timid about expressing them.
- Be tenacious, do not take no for an answer.
- Execute your ideas professionally and intelligently so that others can understand and appreciate them.
- Keep careful and detailed records of everything you do.
- Maintain a clean and very well organized studio or work space.
- Keep combination sketch books/ diaries/ notes of your ideas and work.
- Execute everything you do with great attention to detail.
- Be available to pitch in and help out with your co-workers. “Play” well with others.
- Make friends with receptionists. They can be helpful.
- Have confidence and take pride in your work.
- Be energetic, it’s healthy and important to demonstrate good energy.