Art, Design and Social Media Come Together for Grad
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Victoria Atencio ('14) has always loved art. She hoped to find purpose for her life and passion for her art, when a friend brought her to MNU for a college visit. Falling in love with the friendly campus she soon enrolled. The instructors made a huge impact; they helped her find a way to express her love of art by teaching her graphic design. Partnering with clients like Harley Davidson, the graphic design program gave its students opportunities to work on projects that “took us out of our bubble and into the real world”, says Atencio.
As the digital marketing manager for Broadmoor World Arena and Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Atencio designs venue posters, covers social media and peeks in on the behind-the-scenes lives of many celebrities. As the adrenaline rush subsides after an event, she sits back and reflects, “It’s great to see your hard work pay off. I feel like I worked hard to get here. My company liked that I could multi-task in college; they knew I would be able to handle my job.” That confidence came in handy after a Colorado snowstorm brought on the cancellation of a large event at the venue. Atencio responded kindly to many upset guests through social media, dodging a potential public relations crisis.
While her college experiences included mission trips, community service and hospitality, Atencio believes that God is present in all our work, regardless of the field. For now, she’s enjoying living this God-inspired life full of purpose and passion.
Favorite Artist – Georgia O’Keefe.
Memorable moment – Seeing the Nile River on a Ugandan mission trip.
Personal time – Prefers hiking or rock climbing vs. spending time on social media.