CAKE

img_3568-1-edit.jpg

Name and Major

Erin Kuykendall, Art History

Role with The Audacity

Creative Director

What is your favorite part of being in The Audacity?

My favorite part of being in The Audacity is being able to actualize all our inspiration. If we feel motivated by something, it doesn’t have to stop there. This is such a wonderful vessel for creating!

What has been the most difficult part of starting up The Audacity?

The most difficult part of all this so far has been the intense amount of work. I think it’s really helped develop me as a person, though–there’s no room to be forgetful or lazy!

What are your other creative outlets?

I also sing and play a few instruments!

What are your hopes for next semester?

I can’t wait to create the print issue for next semester. It’s going to be so exciting to hold all of our hard work in our hands!

img_3679-1-edit.jpg

Name and Major

Moses Lee, Design

Role with The Audacity

Director of Photography

What is your favorite part of being in The Audacity?

The fact that we have complete freedom to make even the craziest idea reality. It’s so amazing to see the images that we were able to collectively create.

What has been the most difficult part of starting up The Audacity?

We had a bit of an issue fully deciding what each person’s role would be in the zine. Also, we weren’t able to receive funding since we formed too late in the semester, but we are hopeful for the future!

What are your other creative outlets?

Besides The Audacity, I am also the Art Director for Spark Magazine and manage the layout designs. Whenever I can find the spare time, I also like to do architectural and watercolor illustrations.

What are your hopes for next semester?

We would like to be able to produce a printed edition of The Audacity as well as create a system that would allow our zine to take on additional members. This first semester has been a great success and we hope that it will only be greater in the future.

img_3633-1-edit.jpg

Name and Major

Christine Rafie, Biochemistry and Plan II

Role with The Audacity

I’m kind of the everything-you-need woman in the sidelines of shoots. Driving, supplies, an extra hand, makeup if needed, tacos–it’s me.

What is your favorite part of being in The Audacity?

Getting to see the creative process from top to bottom. I’m not one to help conceptually, so hearing the ideas and running around to try to execute them, and then being able to sit back and see the incredible fruits of our labor, is insane and surreal.

What has been the most difficult part of starting up The Audacity?

The lack of reception. It frustrates me to see something so beautiful that I know is so much better than anything done, yet not have everyone go mad over this stuff. It takes time, but I know everyone will be amazed and fall in love, if only they were to see! The folks that pull this all together are so crazy talented, they deserve so much recognition and praise for pulling this off.

What are your other creative outlets?

Some may know me as a jewelry designer, some as an amateur rapper, but I’m just Christie. Just kidding, don’t put that in there. I have surprisingly little time for creative exploration, but I do love movement and dancing, building things, music–does cooking count? There are so many things I wish I could be a part of, and I’m so glad Audacity is tangibly helping round out my creativity.

What are your hopes for next semester?

At this point I think it’s still all about establishing our stake. Next semester I hope we will secure funding and status so we can regularly do more bomb shoots, and expand the base of reception and support. Solidify so we can stratify!

NOT PICTURED: Whitney Chen

Name and Major

Whitney Chen, Design

Role with The Audacity

Hair and Makeup Artist

What is your favorite part of being in The Audacity?

The small teams make it a fun and open environment!

What has been the most difficult part of starting up The Audacity?

The most difficult part would be the motivation to develop the brand because everything is new and it’s hard to keep content fresh.

What are your other creative outlets?

I enjoy illustration as my outlet.

What are your hopes for next semester?

I hope next semester to expand, juuuust a little bit, the team, so there could be a wider option of talent.

 

CREDITS:

Photographer: Moses Lee

HMUA: Christine Rafie

Stylist: Erin Kuykendall

The Audacity