Amanda Yeh

STW2020_AMANDA_YEH

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MICA)

Amanda is a senior majoring in graphic design and minoring in critical theory. She has a love for independently-made typography, open-source design, and internet history. Her work explores the intersection of technology and art, and what they tell us about human beings and culture. She builds unusual experiences with emerging technology as well as designs products that help people live in more fulfilling ways. This year Amanda is exploring alternative ways of interacting with screens and digital typography to uncover new ways we might consume digitized information in the future.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Born in Chicago IL / Grew up in Shanghai

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl, definitely

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Are.na

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Some Spongebob

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Reply All

FAVORITE BOOK?
Train to Pokipsee, How to Do Nothing

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Into the Spiderverse

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Laura Owens, Lauren McCarthy

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Education inequality/youth programs

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Eating delicious ramen, exploring a new city

FAVORITE DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR WORKING TODAY?
GMUNK

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Anything that involves engaging with people

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A traveler

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The resources: visiting speakers, fabrication material, the library

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Time to sleep!

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