Mark Andrew Buenafe

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CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (CCA)

Mark Andrew Buenafe is a visual artist and designer finishing his last semester at the California College of the Arts. He is a proud plant father and an avid collector of artist books and print ephemera. Mark loves to experiment and synthesize different mediums and forms both old and new. From traditional print to digital experiences, he is exploring ways of creating work that range from small intimate interactions to large scale experiences. He is inspired by the multitude of ways in which design can tell narratives that empower and cultivate a more empathetic culture. He loves to take nature walks, and enjoys getting lost in the city.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Muscat, Oman. Live in San Francisco CA.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Right-ey

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Both, or I can settle as a mid-day person.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
April Ludgate

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Logan

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Season 1-8 of E.R. Or Parks and Rec

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Spotify.me told me I listen to indietronica? Anything is a bop given the right context.

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Felix Gonzalez Torres and Egon Schiele

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Watering plants, cat sitting, sitting at Ocean Beach, people watching

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Paper engineer

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

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