Stefanie, Caorda Web Solutions
Stefanie Fournier, Graphic Designer
Stefanie Fournier is a self-starter whose positive can-do attitude has benefited her tremendously in her technical career.
Stefanie defines herself as a mixed-media professional specializing in graphic design and photography. In an industry as competitive as visual communications, Stefanie makes clear that it’s often comes down to the individual to hone their skills.
Having graduated from the University of Fraser Valley in 2007 with an associate’s degree in communications, Stefanie knew she needed to grow her skill set beyond what she learned in the classroom.
“My degree is largely based in theory,” Stephanie says. “Most of the graphic design foundations I’ve learned are from putting in extra hours during or after school. Post-secondary education is important, but ultimately it comes down to the individual to refine their skill-set.”
Today, Stefanie is continuing to build her mixed-media portfolio. She’s spent the last three years with Victoria-based boutique web-design company, Caorda Web Solutions. She’s taken the principles from graphic design, and applied them to her passion for photography. Her advice is simple, “Visual communications is a competitive industry; you need to constantly push the envelope. Stay hungry, be resourceful, and network, network, network!
“It’s the hours of time you put in that no one sees, that’s what counts – it gives you confidence. Whether you’re learning to weld, or becoming a pro in Photoshop, all trades and technical skills require the same self-motivated, committed mindset,” Stefanie says.