Carina Yuen

YUEN-CARINA

DREXEL UNIVERSITY WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN

When I was a kid, my dad once told me that “most children become less creative when they grow older.” This led me to vow to never lose my creative ways, even as I got older. This promise has influenced what I wanted to do. After exploring the sciences and mathematics, I ultimately decided I would be happiest as a graphic designer as it encompasses everything that I enjoy. As a senior at Westphal College, my classes have taught me to not be afraid of experimenting, which led me to favor working with my hands before working onscreen. A 6-month co-op at PJM Interconnection gave me a substantial amount of creative liberty, and let me apply my hands-on approach to several assignments. Studying abroad in London gave me a taste for travel and inspiration for designing in new ways. Hopefully, I will get to travel more in the future and learn more from those experiences.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in New York and currently live in Philadelphia PA

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
I’m ambidextrous but normally use my right hand

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person/early bird

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
No one in particular

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Castle in the Sky by Hayao Miyazaki

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Criminal Minds or any crime show

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Classic Rock

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Twitter

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Claude Monet and M.C. Escher

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
World Wide Fund for Nature

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Bird watching and listening to music

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Marine biology or illustrator

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Make the most out of every day.
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