Mark Pei

MARK-PEI

PRATTMWP

Mark is a Communication Design student pursuing a BFA at PrattMWP in Utica NY. Mark knew he wanted to study design since high school when he founded a student magazine devoted to international studies. With a concentration in Graphic Design, he is working on a range of projects, both personal and community focused. Mark has experience designing logos, posters, illustrations, and product branding. His current project focuses on collaborating with local artists. Offline, Mark attempts to experience as much variety of art as possible. He enjoys traveling with family and friends, and also painting, photography, playing traditional instruments, and getting inspiration from nature and his native Chinese culture. He believes design is the translation from nature to technology, and he enjoys the reaction of audiences to his designs. Mark hopes to combine the variety and richness of digital work with the simplicity of the real world.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in China and now attend school in upstate New York

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl for sure

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Haven’t found one yet

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
How to Get Away with Murder

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
I love Jazz, but also listen to EDM while I’m working

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Mark Rothko

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Rotary International

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Reading and, lately, making sketchbook collages

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Painter or a filmmaker

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
STWP: 50

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