Senior Profile: Jonathan Nepini

Jonathan Nepini. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Nepini).Jonathan Nepini. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Nepini).

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

I am an art major with a specialization in graphic design and an art history minor. I am a member of the Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

I was a graphic design engagement peer with the Office of Student Engagement.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

I was a DJ with MGTR for 3 years and a member of McDaniel Terror TV for several years and their programming manager for one.

Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?

I’ve really enjoyed my years here on the Hill! I have learned so much and made many wonderful friends. I rediscovered my love for art and have set myself up for a future in the art and design world. I have broadened my perspective and feel well-prepared for what’s next.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

Without a doubt Professor Irla was my best mentor for my time at McDaniel. She has helped me grow so much as an artist and helped push me to achieve goals I never thought possible.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

My best memories are all of the fun things I’ve done with my great friends I made in my time here.

What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

Probably the biggest challenge (and also biggest opportunity) was preparing for my departmental honors exhibition. I am the first student to have done a solo show in the Rice Gallery, and in about 9 months I prepared enough work to fill the gallery, as well as all of the marketing materials and related work for the show.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I will be pursuing a master’s in graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the fall.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year at McDaniel?

First, just go ahead and major in art! It’s what you really want to do and you’ll do it next year anyway. Second, go to as many events as you can! There’s so many great new experiences to be had in college and its really worth taking advantage of everything that’s available.