What happens when you pack a passion for design and cheesy puns into a 5 foot tall girl?
You get Dagnie, that’s what. Dagnie first began dabbling in graphic design work in elementary school. She was just trying to make a logo and page spread for a class magazine, which she enlisted two classmates to start with her. The magazine didn’t pan out — turns out first graders don’t have very much content to put into a magazine — but even after the spark died out in her classmates, Dagnie had found a new flame that burned inside her: a love for graphic design.
Of course, back then she wasn’t even entirely sure what graphic design was. Through elementary school, she put together shapes and text in Microsoft Publisher to make her graphics. It wasn’t until 5th grade that she began using Photoshop.
Digital drawings, photo manipulations, logos, websites — she wanted to know the full spectrum of design and how to do it. In high school, through DECA and marketing classes, she learned that graphic design was her life’s path. From there, every chance she would find, she’d enter design contests around the Tri-Cities and at school. Her senior year, she even began designing shirts for the construction management group at WSU in Pullman.
After coming back to the Tri-Cities from the west side of the state, where she had studied at the Art Institute of Seattle, she stumbled across Artmil Design. Pulling together her best work from her portfolio, she took a chance at making her dream a reality…and now, she works alongside the rest of the Artmil team.