Hello! My name is Bija Haxhicani and I am currently a junior at Freestyle Academy. Through this program, I am taking classes such as English, Design, and Digital Media that I hope will help develop my knowledge with the usage of technology and allow me to acquire many skills I can use in my future. Prior to Freestyle, I wasn’t exposed to as many advanced applications. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with these many applications and to also learn from my teachers and classmates. Through this program, I have been able to challenge myself and expand my creativity beyond expectations by creating projects I was unaware I was capable of producing. Beyond the classes, the community at freestyle is amazing. The students are here to be themselves, express creativity through new dimensions and help one another become stronger. It is a very beautiful thing and I am beyond thankful to experience it as well as be a part of it.
Outside of freestyle, you can find me in the pool swimming, playing water polo, hanging with family, going on adventures with friends, or going to the beach and soaking up the sun. I love finding new forms of art either expressed through fashion, buildings or pieces of artwork. Through my artwork, I hope to aspire a spark of curiosity and interest that constantly arises in me when I view art. I also love different bodies of water as well. Whether be in the ocean, pool, or lake, you can find me in the water swimming around and taking in the beauty of the waves, fishes and the water itself.
My favorite Freestyle project so far has been my conceptual project in Design, where we used our concept statements from English to create a metaphorical composition with objects. This was the first major project in Design, and it pushed me to think about things from a different perspective. Using Photoshop, I enhanced the photo to make a piece that I am very proud of. This project is something that will constantly remind me to take risks and to look at everything from a different perspective.