ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (RIT)
Emily Koui (“Kwee”) is a UX/Motion Designer. She comes from Cyprus and is a proud descendant of a Greek Cypriot and a Filipino parent. At age 25, she is halfway to finishing her MFA in Visual Communication Design, at RIT. Prior to that, Emily acquired her BA in Graphic & Advertising Design at Frederick University in Cyprus. She is a passionate designer always on the hunt to learn and expand her knowledge and skills. Her focus is on UX Design, but she also really enjoys creating Interaction/ Motion Design projects. Emily is always up for design challenges because they bring out her best.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and raised in Cyprus. I currently live in Rochester NY.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a night owl
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Final Fantasy IX Vivi
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I taught myself to play the piano and the drums.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Xena the Warrior Princess
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Greek and English
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
A. G. Leventis Foundation, Cyprus Children’s Fund, Inc.
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Indoor Rock Climbing
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“1 out of 10 designers pass our first round of portfolio reviewing before the interviews. You passed.”
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Black, the absence of color
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
My attention to detail can be time consuming (weakness). However, I always deliver on time and my detail inputs, enhance and give character to my designs (strength).
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
There’s no such thing as coincidence. There are no accidents in life. Everything that happens is the result of a calculated move that leads us to where we are.