Mara Corbett

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S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Mara Corbett is a senior graphic design student studying at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She’s finishing a semester of studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she focused on brand identity design. Back on campus, she focuses on visual journalism and experimenting with motion in her spare time. She works at the independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange, which she ran as Editor in Chief last year. She previously ran the visual department of the newspaper and worked as a designer for three semesters. She enjoys collaborating with people to create beautiful and purposeful work.

WHERE WHERE YOU BORN? WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in D.C. and living in Copenhagen until Christmas — but Virginia is home

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl fueled by a coffee addiction

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
I admire the compassion of Eleanor Roosevelt

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
No but I love listening

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
I Love Lucy 

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Beloved by Toni Morrison

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?
A dog named Coco

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and French

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Roman Holiday

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Claude Monet

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Any cancer research foundation

FAVORITE ACTIVITY DURING YOUR FREE TIME?
Reading

WHAT’S THE LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I like the Christmas ornaments you made

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Souvenir spoons

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Blue

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Various weights of Benton Sans

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength: Love to work with others
Weakness: Perfectionist

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A teacher 

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
The secret to getting ahead is getting started

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