Octavia Spriggs (Octavia Steffich) is a designer, painter, and artist living in Morgantown, WV. She graduated from the WVU College of Creative Arts in 2011 with a BFA in Visual Arts/Graphic Design and was recognized as Outstanding Student in the School of Art & Design. Shortly after graduation, Octavia accepted a full time position working as the in-house web and print designer for the College of Creative Arts. In addition to her work for the College, Octavia designs for a variety of freelance clients. In her free time, Octavia enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, and experimental cooking with her husband, Steve. They have a dog, Roxy, and a cat who thinks she is a dog, Elle.

Artist Statement

DESIGN

When consulted for a design, my goal is to exhibit the client’s identity and voice clearly. I strive to listen to the needs of the client while keeping the audience and user in mind. Sometimes the goal is to create materials that can be used successfully and easily for marketing. Other times, the goal is to create a piece that holds a special meaning to the client's vision.

FINE ART

Painting and illustration are passions that I explore with full creative freedom. My love for the outdoors provides inspiration and lends itself to the subjects of my paintings. A location’s appearance can differ in moments in time. I’m drawn to changes in light and weather that evoke feelings of awe or nostalgia. My paintings and illustrations are visual time capsules of a specific place or object.