My name is Madeline Pacek, and I am an intern at/recent graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where I studied Communications Media, focusing on graphic design. I’ve loved art for as long as I can possibly remember. I got interested in graphic design in high school, when I realized it was a lot less messy than painting, and I could create some amazing things. I began my college education in 2012 at the Community College of Allegheny Country, majoring in Graphic Communications, where I learned the basics of 2-D Design, color theory, logo design, and the principles of design. I transferred to IUP in January 2015, first majoring in Studio Art, before going back to my graphic design roots. I approach graphic design in the same way I approach fine arts, from a visually appealing standpoint, focusing on color theory, and the visual aesthetics and principles of design. I base everything around the “rules” of design, so I can break those rules when I have a good reason to.
When I am not playing office assistant at my internship, or being a graphic design nerd and over-exciting myself with typography, I enjoy photography and spending time outdoors. I have two Boston Terriers who keep me busy and happy. I’m also extremely happily engaged to a wonderful Englishman, and we will be getting married in May of 2018!
I am the artist, Hey Madeline is my brand.
In the summer of 2016, I got into hand-lettering and making sassy motivational posters, and that sparked my idea for Hey Madeline. This is the biggest project I’ve ever done so far, and I’m excited to see where this little business can take me! Using Adobe Creative Suite, I create hand-lettered goods, graphic art, and digital designs. I make my designs available to be put on customized products through e-commerce websites.
My goal is to provide the public with products that suit their personality. I am sassy, sarcastic, and weird. But I am also a very happy person, and I like to motivate others. I hope to reach other people with personalities like mine, and allow them to connect with an artist like them. All in all, I just want to make people happy, and Hey Madeline is a very personal part of myself that I am sharing with the world.