Amanda Christian

STW2019_AMANDA_CHRISTIAN

ANTOINETTE WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN | DREXEL UNIVERSITY

Amanda is a senior Graphic Design student minoring in Fine Arts and Art History. What initially drew her to graphic design was its versatility. For her, graphic design is a means of communicating and connecting with a large audience in a powerful and intimate way, without speaking a word. Amanda’s main design inspirations are Barbara Kruger and Shepard Fairey, both of whom use their works as commentary to highlight important social and political issues. At Drexel, Amanda found a love for typography and publication design. Outside of design, she enjoys hiking, volunteering at local events, and exploring new Philly restaurants with friends. Post-college, Amanda’s dream is to work for a non-profit or help design for a campaign she is passionate about.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Hoboken NJ but grew up in Westfield NJ and I currently live in Philadelphia PA

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Anything played by Michael Cera

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Office

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?
How Did This Get Made followed by The Jim Jefferies Show

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Yayoi Kusama

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (fourth time)

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Alex’s Lemonade Stand

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Cuddling with my dogs and watching movies

DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
I pretend I can still play piano.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
An art therapist or work for a non-profit

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo

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