Hi all! My name is Sydnie Kocher and I am the newest Graphic Designer at Progrexion. I’ve been here a little over two months and I love it. The fact that I landed such an amazing job right out of college is still unbelievable to me and I feel so lucky to be here doing what I love. The people here are amazing and very motivating. It’s always fun to come to work each day.
I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Graphic design. SEMO (short for Southeast Missouri) is in a small town called Cape Girardeau. Fun Fact: If you read the popular novel Gone Girl, part of that movie was filmed in Cape Girardeau when I was there at school. Anyway, I was born and raised in Illinois until my family moved to Utah after I graduated high school. I came to visit and discovered how beautiful Utah is and decided I DID NOT want to go back to Illinois and now I work with all you awesome people here at Progrexion!
I love all things Titanic and Leonardo Dicaprio but I don’t want to get started on that. I may or may not have a quote from that movie tattooed on me. I also love sports: especially football, soccer, hockey and I’ve recently taken up snowboarding and have become obsessed.
I became interested in graphic design in high school when I was taking a computer applications class and really excelled in it. I then enrolled in yearbook my junior year and became an editor my senior year. I knew I had to figure out what I could do that would involve this creativity so I did my research and found out I could major in graphic design. I took all my art and design classes and found an internship at school and tested my skills as a designer in the real world. I soon realized that design (crappy and great) was everywhere and I was determined to put some great design out into the world. It was a wonderful learning experience and I gained more knowledge and designs for my portfolio while I was there, which allowed me to land this spectacular job.
There’s a quote I found that really puts design into perspective, “Design is like a mom, nobody notices when she’s around, but everybody misses her when she’s not.” I’m excited to work in a place where design is an important aspect of the business and people really appreciate when it’s great. I’m excited to be here at Progrexion and ready to learn so much more and create beautiful things!