Erica is an aspiring graphic designer who believes that sending a message through design involves putting a part of yourself into the work. Her passion is to raise awareness regarding mental health by using design. She does not tend to stick to a specific design form, as for her sending a message can be done through multiple visual means. Due to Erica’s connection to the subject, she chose to step forward by showing the road she took to create a balance between her creative work and her struggles with mental health. She is presenting her journey through narrative and illustration.