Name: Megan MacLaggan
Year in program: Sophomore
Position applying for: Treasurer
Why are you interested in art and design? I have a dabbling problem. There are so many facets of art and design that can be explored and combined. I love that I can pick up a new craft while refining another, all for the end goal of story telling, problem solving, and communicating (and looking good doing it!).
What makes you qualified for the position? I have had positions that have involved a large amount of paperwork as well as budgeting. Just recently, I got a part time job working at a (very)new food cart. The owner, didn't seem to understand that this entailed more than just buying the space and setting up shop. By default I took the reins of budgeting, dealing with permits, cleaning to code, etc. We are now well on out way, and after that surprise, I am feeling capable in my budgeting skills.
What is your favorite part about FoGD? Being reminded that there are other people out there doing the same thing; trials, tribulations, the whole gamut. Design school can be hard, but more importantly, it's fun. I think FoGD acts as the cheerleaders to remind design students that it should be fun.
Though I have not been able to attend one, student lead classes is such a great resource. Design is interesting because we are all coming from a different place with out skill set and related crafts, the best thing we can do is share that knowledge.
What do you think could be improved? I would love to see FoGD social events. Maybe there are some that I do not know about? More friends in design leads to more shared ideas, more eyes on your work, and more chance for collaboration. Who doesn't want that?
How will you contribute to the future success of the group? Well, I will fulfill my Treasurer duties and make the most efficient use of our budget. I read something about filling out lots of forms, which I do not mind doing, it gives me a chance to pull out my neat handwriting.
Mostly,I want be a part of FoGD's future success and I'm willing to do what needs to be done to make that happen.
Also, I really want to completely clean and organize the green room for the coming school year. ...I'm going to regret saying that, aren't I?