A Gift to the Class of 2024

Meet the Artist: Joie Agoo, ’24, Bachelor of Arts in Design

Since 2022, the Office of Alumni Engagement has commissioned a graduating senior to design a Seattle University-inspired piece as a gift to the graduating class on commencement day.  

This year, Joie used graphic illustration to create an image of students studying outside the Lemieux Library. 2,000 copies of Joie’s art were printed and rolled into scrolls handed to graduates before crossing the stage at Climate Pledge Arena. 

“It was an honor being able to share my design with the Class of 2024, and now that we’re all going our separate ways it’s nice to think that I contributed to something that ties us all together,” says Joie. “My favorite part of designing the scroll was including my friends and I!” 

Joie’s passion for turning abstract ideas into reality through graphic design drove her to major in Design. She was excited that she could turn her interest in art and visual communication into a career.  

While a student, Joie jumped at many opportunities to showcase her design skills and gain career experience. She was the Co-Director of the 2024 Student Design Exhibition, NOVA, and worked as a graphic designer for the Albers Dean’s Office and MOSAIC Center at Seattle University.  

“SU gave me several opportunities to learn, practice, and present my work as a graphic designer,” Joie says. “Doing various projects for class allowed me to push my creative limits and learn more than I ever could’ve alone. It provided me with a strong foundation to enter the workforce as a confident designer.” 

Outside of academics, Joie found her community in Re-Mixed, the Multi-racial/Multi-ethnic Student Association. The friends and connections made in this community will last well beyond graduation and made her senior year unforgettable. 

After graduating, Joie is interning at the Port of Seattle as an Aviation Visual Communications Intern, and then plans to travel before starting her full-time career in graphic design. 

Congratulations, Joie, and thank you for sharing your art with us! 

Seattle University Alumni Association

June 10, 2024