©2019 by Chantal Vaca.

Chantal Vaca

I am a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in journalism. I'm a James Scholar at the College of Media and a University of Illinois Chancellor Scholar. I'm a hardworking student with a passion for design and storytelling.



Below you will find my writing, design, photography, audio and video work. Enjoy!


The Collective Magazine

Founder, Creative Director and President

In August of 2017, I founded The Collective Magazine, a free-form art magazine that publishes the work of emerging artists. I oversee all aspects of the magazine, including layout design, stories, photography, social media and event planning. As the Creative Director, I have cultivated a brand for The Collective Magazine through my design choices.

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