"My sketchbooks are, in a way, my visual autobiography. They may not hold drawsing of my most precious moments in life, but they tell stories about how much I have grown as a person and as an artist. I have sketchbooks from when I was five and six, so it's nice to be able to look back and see how I have improved. I may not be the most talented artist, but art is an outlet for me to tell my story."

Amber Romes

Architectural

(501) 400-1153

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?

As a recent graduate, I know that it in school the success of a project always seems to depend on that one captivating drawing or rendering. Though I enjoy creating beautiful drawings, I am passionate about learning the details of design.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can't you stop talking about?

My family. My mom has a large family, so I grew up surrounded by loved ones...all the time. My family has always been supportive and encouraging, and I could not ask for anyone better. They are my foundation and I only hope that I can be the same for them.

What was the last picture you took with your phone?

I took a picture of my dog Bella as she was running...or so I thought. We were playing outside, and when I tried to take a picture of her running, she saw me and immediately stopped. So now I am left with a picture of her looking away.

What is the best compliment you have received?

People have told me that my personality will take me great places. I have my mom to thank for that. I only hope that I have at least half of her personality. She is truly a great person.

What was the last thing you binge watched?

This is Us. All I can say is that it is pretty amazing!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be an artist growing up. My mind changed a few times, but I always settled back on art. Then, one day I realized that maybe art was not the right career for me, but I still wanted to do something related to the arts. I soon became interested in design, started small design projects in my E.A.S.T. Lab class in high school and decided that architecture could be the right fit.

What was the first concert you went to see?

This is embarrassing, but my first concert was a Bruno Mars concert. I am actually a pretty big fan of him.

The activity I've never done but want to is:

I am terribly afraid of heights, but I have always wanted to go zip-lining. Even though I'm afraid of heights, I try to conquer the fear by facing it with various tasks with the hopes of one day getting past it...it has not worked yet lol!

What is your favorite local place to take visiting friends or relatives?

I'm not sure where I would take someone in Little Rock, but if I was had friends visiting Fayetteville I would definitely take them to Hugo's (yummy burgers!) and probably great scenic spots...which is practically all of Fayetteville.