Ana Villarreal

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UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS (UARTS)

Ana Villarreal is a senior Graphic Design student at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is a first generation Mexican-American who grew up in Metepec, Mexico and Seoul, South Korea. She is very proud of her cultural heritage and shows this appreciation in her design work, which has a range of cultural influences. Ana loves to travel and to learn about new places, languages and people. In her free time, she loves to exercise, spend time outdoors, and visit museums and other places where she can find challenges and inspiration. Creative from a young age, but coming from a family of engineers and business-minded individuals, a design career felt like a natural choice for her. Ana has been involved with internships that focus on social causes, and is passionate about the power of design and innovation in driving social progress.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Rochester Hills MI and live in Philadelphia PA

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person, love sunlight

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Gus Cruikshank

FAVORITE MOVIE?
What We Do In the Shadows

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Parks and Recreation

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Emilio Villalba, Painter

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Immigrants and Workers Rights

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Hiking in the woods outside the city

DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
I wish I did!

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Physics or Engineering

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“One day at a time.”

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