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Students to Watch in 2012 BACK FORWARD

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andrew leclair

Rhode island school of design

Andrew LeClair grew up in New England, with a brief formative stint on an island in the Pacific, where he rode his bike everywhere and watched nuclear missile tests for fun. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, where he wrote his senior thesis on the visual perception of objects suspended in empty space. After graduation, Andrew realized he was as interested in the design of his research as the research itself — and decided to study graphic design. Since coming to RISD, Andrew has worked on a range of self-initiated projects and with startups in Boston MA, The Design Office in Providence RI, and Project Projects in New York NY.

What have you gained from attending design school?
As an undergraduate, I thought that education was mostly about learning to think, but I've learned since coming to RISD that education can also be about learning to see.

Favorite Color?
Red
Favorite Typeface?
Akzidenz-Grotesk
Favorite App?
Instapaper
Favorite TV Shows?
The Wire (of course), Louie
Favorite Books?
Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges; Finite and Infinite Games, James P. Carse
Favorite Movies?
Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, and Beeswax (the first three films by Andrew Bujalski)
Favorite Music?
Hip Hop (indiscriminately)
Favorite Fine Artist?
Tom Friedman
Favorite Gadget?
Nikon ML-L3
Bookmarked Website?
Kottke.org
Worst Habit?
Nightowlishness
New Year’s Resolution?
Earlyrising
One Thing You Can't Live Without?
A bike
Talent You Wish You Possessed?
Multilingualism
Best Gift Ever Received?
Pentax K1000
Mantra or Saying You Live By?
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention,
and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
— David Foster Wallace, This is Water

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