My name is Rachel Jacobs and I am a nineteen-year-old sophomore getting my degree in Graphic Design at San Diego State University. Ever since I was a child, art has been a huge part of my life. From elementary through high school, I studied and practiced in fine art, gaining local recognition and awards. I wanted to use college as an opportunity to apply my creative eye to a different discipline — graphic design. So far, I’ve been having the best time and really enjoying the process. Recently, I have been expanding my name in art throughout the community by fulfilling ongoing commission requests. Art is such a beautiful escape from reality and I love being able to create and share my love of the arts with the world.
What kind of public art project do I want to work on?
During quarantine I have been creating sidewalk chalk art and it makes me happy to hear when people pass by and it makes them smile.
If you don’t have public art experience, please describe your interest in a public art project.: The second closest thing to “public” artwork I have done was a commission from my high school teacher to paint quotes on his ceiling tiles. I have always admired public art and brainstormed ideas for if I ever got the opportunity to create something for the public. I think it is so powerful to be able to create a piece that people will drive and walk past every day. What you create can spark joy and inspiration in the bypassers and that is so exciting. Times are crazy recently and creating a piece of art that makes people feel something or make them smile can be the highlight of their day.