Jana Ahlstr和

Jana Ahlstr和

Class Year



Plymouth, Wis.


Graphic Design


Business Administration

Jana Ahlstr和 ’24, a graphic design majorbusiness administration minor at Carthage, is able to gain real-world experience as a graphic design intern for the Athletics Department. The position allows her to build her portfolio, network within the sports community, 和 practice her organization 和 management skills.

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“I chose Carthage because I wanted to be part of a community that would make it easy for me to connect 和 network with people.”

Jana Ahlstr和, ’24

教师 mentors

“Professor Kate Prange has been such an essential 和 awesome addition to our program! She is truly so passionate about design 和 teaching her students. As someone who has experienced so much out in the real world, her knowledge in the industry 和 her connections have been so helpful to all of us students.”

Favorite class

“Graphic Design II has been my favorite thus far. We’ve gotten to experiment 和 dabble in many different aspects of graphic design, including Swiss-style posters, book covers, music promotions, campaigns, editorial design, 和 more.”

Campus involvement

“I am heavily involved in Greek life! Attaining leadership within my sorority is an important part of my character development. First, I became the marketing director, then the recruitment chair, then most recently, president! In addition, I created my club called 东亚银行. 杂志, which is new to Carthage 和 allows students to collaborate 和 use their creativity to create magazines based on pop culture 和 fashion!”

Career goal

“After college, I plan to move to an urban city 和 start my career! I’m hoping to work at a magazine company 和 continue editorial design. If not that route, I would love to work with music artists 和 create tour posters, album covers, 标志, 等.”

Favorite spot on campus

“Anywhere on the ! Although I do not like 湖s, 和 frankly, they are my worst fear, the sunrises are always so beautiful, 和 it’s always a great spot to study, get inspiration from, have a picnic, 和 sit on a hammock.”

Favorite memory

“Being part of the sports community has brought me many exciting moments 和 memories. I’ve assisted with photoshoots, video-media days, 和 social media coverage for almost all of the sports on campus. It’s been very rewarding to create relationships with so many student-athletes.”

Advice for other students in your major?

“My advice for graphic design majors is to allow yourself to explore all the different styles 和 aesthetics 和 don’t refrain from any possibility.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“When I was 8 years old, I wanted to work at KFC when I grew up. Now that I’ve grown up, I don’t want to work at KFC anymore; my aspirations have changed. If I were to tell 8-year-old me that I chose to be a graphic designer instead of a food service worker, I think she would be disappointed at first because I wouldn’t get free KFC, but I don’t think she’d be surprised. Considering I always got in trouble in class for doodling instead of doing my work, I think I always knew from a young age this a path I was bound to take.”