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?
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 FINE ARTIST?
Any cancer research foundation
FAVORITE ACTIVITY DURING YOUR FREE TIME?
WHAT’S THE LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I like the Christmas ornaments you made
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Various weights of Benton Sans
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength: Love to work with others
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
The secret to getting ahead is getting started