Hello world! We're three graduating seniors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. We've each grown up in the deep south where fantastic food, tons of fun, and quite a bit of adventure are second nature! We've each come from a background of theatre, film, visual art, design, and craft - passions which we've chosen to pursue as we make our transitions into the real world! We've decided that a life with art is far more fulfilling than a life without it. Soon enough, we'll all three be in the big city of Chicago, IL, pursuing our art forms on the daily, trying to make a difference in our world. And although we're so incredibly excited for the times to come, we'd really like to end college on a high note... we'd really like to be able to answer the question, "Can You Make It?"!
A bit about each of our team members:
Sam - An Industrial Design major and blacksmith for over 14 years, Sam enjoys art, design, traveling, and most of all, meeting people. Sam's never met a stranger and probably never will.
Brandii - A passionate actress, foodie, and lifetime lover of dogs, Brandii spends her free time tending to her cacti garden, embroidering sweaters of her dog Jacques, and producing wonderful works of art both visual and performance.
Emily - "You can put sriracha on pretty much anything..." - if that doesn't describe Emily in a nutshell, than nothing else does. Food-lover, actress, and caffeine addict, Emily enjoys creating new things, traveling, film, yoga and the outdoors.
Hey y'all! My name is Brandii Champagne! I'm a senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in Performing Arts. So a few things about me - I like to describe myself as an actress, artist, and lifetime lover of animals (especially my best dog-friend Jacques). I like to spend my free time tending to my cacti garden, embroidering, and creating art (both visual and performance)! I've got an incredible passion for travel - if it was up to me, there wouldn't be an area of this world left unexplored. I love meeting new people, making new memories, and experiencing new things. Although I was born and raised in South Louisiana, I was definitely not meant to stay. There are just too many places to see.
Hello, my name is Emily Daigle! I am a graduating senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, majoring in Performing Arts with a concentration in Theatre Performance and a niche for Costume Design. My first theatrical performance was at age ten, and I haven't stopped since. I cultivated my love for the arts through many performing arts schooling programs. Fueled by the desire to create new things and establish a powerful human connection, my passion has become my career. I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, spent most of my childhood and teen years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, then returned to the culture filled cajun country for college.
My hobbies include running, writing, cooking, yoga, and exploring the outdoors! I enjoy traveling, trying new foods, and meeting interesting people. I love watching cult classics and documentaries. My music choices vary, but my favorite bands are Portugal The Man and Moon Taxi. If I had to choose a favorite holiday, Halloween takes the cake. I am obsessed with my long-haired dachshund, named Gertie. If I'm drinking it, it's probably coffee or wine, and you can catch me putting sriracha on pretty much anything edible.
Hello all! So a little bit about me.... My name is Sam Riehl - I'm a 22-year-old Lafayette, Louisiana native, Industrial Designer, and working artist/blacksmith. I spent a majority of my childhood surrounded by designers, thinkers, and artists of all kinds. It is through my closeness with these incredible people that I learned to appreciate many of the things that now define who I am: art, craft, design, food, and travel. I'll soon be graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in Industrial Design, and shortly thereafter will be moving to the big city of Chicago, IL alongside my girlfriend and pup to pursue my dream of product design! After that, who knows where we'll end up!