“RISD has been the school I’ve always wanted to attend ever since I was nine years old. When I first came here, I was instantly amazed by how diverse the community was.

As a Pre-College student in Illustration, much of my creative process consisted of making sketches and using Adobe Illustrator.

Allison Cole was the instructor that impacted me the most during my time here—she taught me so many things. If I had to advise someone thinking about coming to RISD Pre-College, I would have to say: Learn to manage your time well.

The best part of my time at RISD was the friends I made. I love them and will miss them so much!”

—Jeire Cortez, RISD Pre-College student

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