What’s up Y'all?
My name is Jhonatan Martinez, and I joined the Office of Undergraduate Admissions here at the University of Illinois as an admissions counselor in May 2018. I was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago and attended high school at UIC College Prep.
My love and passion for the arts led me to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. Growing up, I spent the majority of my time making art and was even involved in a lot of extracurricular activities outside of school where I learned different art forms.
Moving from a big city to the Urbana-Champaign area was a difficult transition at first, but I can guarantee you that you will eventually love all that the area has to offer. 4 years of college was definitely not enough for me that I decided to come back and work in the Urbana-Champaign area.
If you ever have any questions about the area or want to chat about art and design just shoot me a message. On this blog, you’ll be able to find lots of helpful information related to frequently asked questions about Illinois and the admissions process. I am really excited to be blogging for the University of Illinois, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have.