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Kevin Lanier gets graphic design position at NBC 4 in Columbus

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Lanier, an interactive media major, graduated from Ohio University in 2022

ATHENS, OH – Kevin Lanier ’22 hasn’t been out of college for very long, but already has a job as a graphic designer at NBC 4 in Columbus thanks to his experience at Ohio University and WOUB.

“I started working at WOUB during my senior year in the graphic design office,” said Lanier. “I got the opportunity to learn logo design and TV broadcast graphics. I helped with the redesign of the graphics package for NewsWatch and learned animation. It was great experience for where I am now.”

Lanier grew up in Pickerington, Ohio and developed a love for multimedia design in high school. He selected Ohio University because of its strong visual communication program and the fact that it felt like home.

“I knew I could really find my place and my niche at Ohio University,” said Lanier.

But during Lanier’s time in Athens, the COVID-19 pandemic began, and it made finding an internship difficult. Lanier talked to his advisor who recommended Lanier do an internship at WOUB.

“I started working with WOUB’s Brand Visual Identity Manager Seann Anderson,” said Lanier. “I learned a lot from Seann about the back and forth of designing something for a client. We would talk about what my design should look like, then I’d create something. We’d send it to the person who requested the design. They’d give their input and adjustments would be made.  It taught me to be diligent and refine my skills and prepared me what I’m doing now at NBC 4 in the relationship I have with my art director.”

Lanier is excited to be working in Columbus alongside many other former WOUB students.

“There are so many of us at NBC 4,” said Lanier. “Because of WOUB, I was very prepared for what I’m doing now. I’m very grateful.”