Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Commercial Art student, Brianna Eisenmann, graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School last week. She has been awarded the Trustee’s Award for Excellence in Art to University of the Arts. She contributes this award to her outstanding review at National Portfolio Day. She plans to major in Photography.
Brianna had an early interest in photography, and she visited EASTERN’s Open House while she was a sophomore at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Once enrolled in the Commercial Art program, her favorite aspects were photography and illustration. She became active in EASTERN’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA, and was selected as class representative for this school year. She was also selected by her instructor as the student representative for the Commercial Art Occupational Advisory Committee, where her thoughts and opinions on instruction, software, and tools were taken into consideration. Last summer, she was selected to assist in teaching the middle school students during EASTERN’s Summer Fun Computer Art and Digital Photography class.
“I enjoyed the fact that Mrs. Mohrey, EASTERN’s Commercial Art Instructor, and Mrs. Simmler-Totaro, EASTERN’s Commercial Art Instructional Aide, put a lot of thought into the activities to make it fun for us,” said Brianna. “Commercial Art touched on all aspects of the field including photography, illustration, and graphic design. The instructors prepared me for portfolio review, resume writing, and actually helped me to become more vocal and interactive with others in this field. They helped me to challenge myself and my abilities.”
At EASTERN’s virtual Awards Night presentation on May 27, Brianna was awarded the OAC Service Award, Creative Senior Photograph Award, and the Outstanding Senior Sketchbook Award.
After college, Brianna hopes to work as a travel photographer either for a company or on her own. Also, she would like to own a photography gallery. She plans to continue to hone her photography skills, as she is aware that the field is always changing, and her goal is to change with it.