THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
I am a senior graphic design major at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. I was drawn to graphic design through editorial layouts in fashion magazines, and I find inspiration in film, fashion, comic books, and music. I feel I am influenced by the structure of European-based design, and the visuals of pop culture. I find that sketching is an important first step in the design process, and believe it can solve any creative block, along with walks around the city. I have a soft spot for layout design, and a newfound love for branding. When I’m not designing I can be found petting small dogs or baking cookies.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Philadelphia Currently live in a blur of 9pt type and grids.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I used to play the piano and violin.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English, the Philadelphian dialect
The Fall, Empire Strikes Back
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
Nice use of white space.
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is knowing when the design is complete. Weakness is overthinking.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Something in fashion.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?