BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Alicia DeWitt studied plant biology and painting en route to BAs in Biology and Visual Art at Swarthmore College. After graduating, she took a job in arts communication at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and started freelancing as a self-taught graphic designer. She then moved to Boston, where she worked as an inhouse designer for MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs, and matriculated into Boston University as a graphic design MFA candidate. A 2016-2017 AIGA WorldStudio Scholar, her projects have included BU’s 2016 MFA catalog, which recently received an award from GDUSA. Alicia likes to transform pop songs into operatic ballads and watch horror movies. No gory stuff, though.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born and raised in Illinois, now working and living in Boston.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Neither really, but I get most of my best ideas at night.
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I used to sing a lot.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
The Magic School Bus!
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
We love you, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge Do you have
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Just the entire Back to the Future trilogy.
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Either Egon Schiele or William Kentridge
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
The NYT Crossword
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“Excuse me, if you don’t mind me saying, you look like you could be a professor.”
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Do partially used Moleskines count?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Yellow ochre, but I swear I’m trying to quit.
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Probably Clarendon by a hair.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I’d be in wildlife rescue.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Don’t play what’s there. Play what’s not there. ‑ Miles Davis