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Vynne Lohman
Excellence Award Winner
Pathways Academic
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The Pathways model at KCAD gives students the freedom to pursue general education courses that spark their curiosity and stimulate their creativity.

While I'm primarily an artist, writing has had a fundamental impact on the way I approach my work as well. I've always been told that I'm a bit wordy, but it's mainly because I'm passionate about what I write about. To me, writing is about trying to help others to see things the way that you do, and it gives our words a kind of power that, sometimes, it can be difficult to see through artwork alone.


Art to me is about telling stories, so my writing also tries to capture the magic that stories hold to us as humans. After all, without stories, we wouldn't be the people we are; storytelling is linked to our very being. From essays to prose, I always try to make my words as vivid as I can, because that's where the humanity comes through.

What is your most memorable

experience at KCAD?

I think my most memorable experience here has been getting to know my peers in my classes. Even though many of us are from different majors, and most are from different towns or states, we're all artists, and that has always helped us to connect. Whether meeting down by the vending machines during breaks in class to get something to help us through the day or sitting on the floor somewhere chatting about homework, the people I've met will always be the best thing about this place. They've helped me find myself, and I wouldn't be who I am without the friends I've made.

What are your most

notable accomplishments?

  • Part of the Walking Ghost Stories Guided Walking Tour—Fall 2021

  • Internship for ASIFA International + International Animation Day under Briana Yarhouse—Spring 2022

  • Artist Content Creator, Genshin Impact Content Creator Program—July 2021 to Present

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