Hometown: Adrian, Mich.
Representing the United States at WorldSkills in Graphic Design
Anthony Moore has always been a creative person. But it was at the LISD Tech Center that Anthony was introduced to graphics and began building the necessary skills to become a graphic designer.
“That program opened up the world of graphic design and all the possibilities within. Two teachers, Joel Beutler and Justin Myers, were most influential in my life. They always supported me, opened many doors for me, and gave me the tools I needed to be successful in graphic design.”
In preparing for WorldSkills, Anthony will be training to gain even more experience to meet the demands of a global competition. “WorldSkills is the highest level of competition – it has taken all competitors a lot of time and effort to reach this achievement. The stakes are high, and the rewards are even greater.”
Following WorldSkills competition, Anthony hopes to pursue higher education and a job within his field.
“Graphic design is extremely rewarding because you are able to create amazing pieces to showcase your creativity in a way that helps others and changes the world around you.”
On competing in the WorldSkills competition:
“This is an opportunity to use my own talents and abilities as a graphic designer to represent my country to the best of my abilities. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of an amazing team to showcase what our country has to offer.”
Advice for others:
“Surround yourself with creative people. Creative minds are always looking for ways to improve, and resources and greater opportunities arise when you are surrounded with people like yourself.”
On SkillsUSA’s role:
“In my three years with SkillsUSA, I have been able to be a part of something that has helped to shape who I am and my future. SkillsUSA has provided me with additional skills and training to help further my career and has helped prepare me for a bright career ahead.”