Avery Youngblood

AVERY-YOUNGBLOOD

THE NEW SCHOOL’S PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Avery Youngblood is a recent Stanford University graduate and current graphic design candidate at Parsons in the class of 2018. From Dallas, one of six children, she loves being with her family and her four dogs at home. As a Stanford undergraduate, she studied Linguistics along with Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Then, she found it possible to translate her creative curiosity for design by focusing on language, the social interaction that takes place in our multicultural society, and the variety of platforms we use to connect with one another. Avery is prepared to take an active role in building relationships and reaching out to the diversifying voices of our social world through design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Dallas TX and Ridgewood NY

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl, for sure

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Celestine from the animated movie Ernest & Celestine. She is brave, creative, friendly, and stands up for what she thinks is right.

FAVORITE MOVIE?
In Bruges

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Arrested Development

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Soul

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Pinterest

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud also known under his pseudonym Mœbius; for graphic design, Karel Martens

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
IQ84 by Haruki Murakami

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
ASPCA or WWF

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Growing my plants, especially herbs, like basil and rosemary

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Write children’s picture books

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“If I am not for myself who is for me? And being for my own self, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?” which has been since reinterpreted as, “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” My other favorite saying is from Elie Wiesel: “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.”
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