Brendan Murphy


"I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I was in high school. I thought I wanted to be a biologist. Iconsidered computer science; I even thought about joining the United States Marines. I was all over the place. Most of my family went to SUNY Adirondack, so everyone I know encouraged me to attend college here. I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I signed up to attend an open house.

I live in art; I love it. I love music, I play tons of instruments, I love physical art, computers and video games.

When I came across the Media Arts table at the open house, I realized this degree was perfect for me; It had everything I loved and was exactly what I wanted to do.

Nick Paigo has been such a help to me. He has taught me eve rything I know when it comes to graphic design, and he helped me realize that I want to be an Illustra tor when I complete my degree. I am only in my second semester but have already been able to apply the skills that I am gaining here to my life. I recently touched up some old family photos; It was so fantastic to be able to do that for my family."

Brendan Murphy
Hudson Falls, NY
Media Arts, Class of 2017