Zainab Aliyu

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Zainab Aliyu is a junior Communication Design student at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. By nature, she is a very curious person, and is interested in the way things work and the way people interact. An avid learner, she constantly asks questions in order to better understand things; this helps her grow and embrace new challenges. Her interests primarily lie within the understanding of people’s experiences with various types of products, both on a digital and physical level. Based on that gained comprehension, she aims to design different kinds of experiences that completely take into account the human condition. Zai spent her past summer interning at IBM Design in Austin TX, and is excited to be spending next summer at Facebook, a place that values an open and connected world as much as she does.

FAVORITE COLOR?
Black, however, turquoise is a color that makes me happy

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Currently, Chaparral Pro by Carol Twombly

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Arrested Development

FAVORITE BOOK?
Animal Farm

FAVORITE MOVIES?
Pulp Fiction, Fight Club

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Odesza

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Facebook and Snapchat

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Victo Ngai

YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Tibor Kalman, Stefan Sagmeister

TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
Fluency in several languages

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Forensic science because I really enjoy the problem
solving aspect.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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