Scholars in Action: Travis Vaught

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Travis Vaught, University of Georgia, Senior: “Last year, I worked as a student representative for Adobe. I promoted their Creative Cloud software through on-campus events, social media marketing, and giving away free stuff. At the end of the year, I began my graphic design internship at RyanLittsCreative. I assist in designing Web sites and illustrations for clients. I also began volunteering with an animation startup called My Animation Life (MAL). My Animation Life is a resource organization and staffing agency dedicated to the career advancement and placement of artists within the animation-related industries. I am in the process of starting a club at UGA that will help animation, design, and film students get the resources and connections they need enter the growing creative job market in the Metro Atlanta area. This opportunity is truly exciting for me, because not only do I get to make great connections in the industry, but also I can help others do the same.

“This summer, I’m still working as a graphic designer at my internship, and I’m working on an animated film to submit to various Atlanta film festivals. When I’m not doing these things, I volunteer my time at Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF). I’ve been at student leader there for over two years now, and I love every minute of it. My time at CCF has help me grow immensely, and I’ve made friendships there that will last a lifetime.”