CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Lily Fulop is in her junior year studying Communication Design at Carnegie Mellon University. She believes in the power of art, beauty, and design to enhance the way we live and interact, and to provoke us to confront our reality and values. She’s interested in exploring issues of identity, mental health, and social justice, and is largely influenced by intersectional feminism. On a more visual level, Lily is obsessed with color (chartreuse is her signature) and creating rich, sensory experiences. She makes bold, playful designs and has a passion for illustrating patterns and prints. She also loves yarn craft and has very tactile sensibilities; she gets excited about texture and surfaces, so she’s not happy with her designs only existing on screen (she’d rather make a zine.) Lily has interned at Groupon and has experience with marketing and branding, but is looking to shift her efforts towards textile design.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Georgia, and now (5 states later) I’m in Virginia
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Neither, I’m a sleepy gal
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I played the bassoon in fifth grade
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
The Simpsons (should come as no surprise after #4)
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Bauhaus Textiles: Women Artists and the Weaving Workshop by Sigrid Workman Weitge
A silly dog named Bento
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
My Latin skills have deteriorated since high school, so just English!
Heathers, Ex Machina, The Graduate
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
Probably something about my buzzcut
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
All of them!
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
DIN and Futura
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is my work ethic and attention to detail. Weakness is I’m not comfortable with ambiguity.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A social psychologist or fine artist
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Creating is the most intense excitement one can come to know. ‑ Anni Albers