Danielle Targosz

Class Year



Homer Glen, Illinois


Graphic Design


Public Relations and Art History

Dani Targosz was literally in tears on her first day at Carthage. She was overwhelmed and couldn’t imagine being away from her family, and now she can’t imagine being anywhere but here.

“As far as adjusting went, it was really hard,” she said. “I was told my whole life that college was going to be new and exciting and I was going to make so many friends right away that wasn’t exactly the case. However by J-Term, I had made an amazing group of friends and have been having a great time with them.”

“I’ve been given the opportunity to see that I can study more than just the major I originally intended to pursue.”

Danielle Targosz, ’17

Career goal

“I ideally would love to design movie posters, album artwork, and book covers.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

“I have two actually! Nicholas Ravnikar and Dimitri Shapovalov. I’ve learned a lot about writing from the both them.”

Favorite class

“Visual Communication”

Campus involvement

“I am currently a member of the Belly Dance Club and the Meditation Club. I am going to be on executive board for both clubs starting fall semester of my sophomore year.”

Toughest class

“Earth Revealed”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I’ve been given the opportunity to see that I can study more than just the major I originally intended to pursue. That’s why I tagged on two minors, so I can explore other fields that genuinely interest me.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“Definitely going to see groups like the Neil Futurists, Merely Players, and Maximum Capacity perform. I always have great time with my friends and everyone is extremely talented.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The rocks on the beach just behind Tarble Hall.”

Biggest surprise so far

“That you get to know people in your class and around campus pretty easily. I never had anything like that in my high school.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“Honestly, I think my 8-year-old self wouldn’t be too shocked that I decided to pursue something to do with art. However, she’d probably ask about whatever happened to wanting to be an astronomer.”

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Take as many classes as possible in the graphic design major. Don’t just take the minimum. There are so many different things that you can learn and will need to know if you want a job as a graphic designer.”