PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Gabriela Carnabuci is a senior pursuing a BFA in Communication Design. She is driven by the integration of type and language, and uses it as the main engine within her work. Her design interests range from printed material, such as packaging and publication design, to digital media, including UI/UX design, motion graphics, and data visualization. Obsessed with detailed work, she focuses on experimenting with cross-platform design. Her work has been exhibited at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center in NYC; she was recently a student guest speaker for the AIGA/NY event “Day in the Life: SF x NY” and has been recognized by the Type Director’s Club.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in NYC and now live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I tend to bounce between the two ‒ it depends on the day!
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I don’t play an instrument, but I love music.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Yes! Two dogs who I’m absolutely obsessed with.
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Only English, but I’m beginning to learn Italian.
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
I like to go back to my hometown of Cold Spring NY to hike.
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
My yoga instructor complimented my form.
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Printed matter ‑ posters, flyers, books…
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
I like to experiment and keep up with new releases.
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
My strength is precision and focus, my weakness is overthinking.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
An archivist or an event planner … an organizer.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” ‑ Eleanor Roosevelt