ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Dennae Makel is a fourth year designer at the School of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. She has a passion for anything in the world of design and says she is an absolute type-geek. Dennae is a pixel farmer from a small town that discovered a love for merging print and digital. Dennae has worked as art director at Ellipse Magazine and Reporter and has interned at Carrot Creative and Butler/Till.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN? WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and raised in Washington, PA but because college takes up so much of my time, I currently live in Rochester, NY.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I would like to say morning person but that would be lying. Night owl.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I once learned how to play the recorder.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
Avatar: The Last Airbender
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
No but it’s a goal when a get a job.
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English…on a good day.
FAVORITE FINE ARTISTS?
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
FAVORITE ACTIVITY DURING YOUR FEE TIME?
Cooking, baking, eating. Anything to do with food.
WHAT’S THE LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“You’re eyes look unreal.”
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
I am adopting enough plants to create a small army.
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Most recently, Gotham
FREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
I love researching and experimenting with new designs, techniques, and technologies but I need to be more comfortable with approaching strangers to learn more about their work.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I wanted to be a psychologist for most of my life until I discovered that design was a real thing.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela