Daisy Rosas

STW2020_DAISYROSAS

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Graphic design has given me the power to communicate, broadly, effectively, and visually. Before pursuing a BFA in design school, I worked in museums, built puppets, painted murals, tried to learn saxophone, and drew comics, but it wasn’t until I discovered graphic design in my sophomore year at Otis that I truly found my voice. I love typography and design systems, and the way every element communicates something that builds toward the larger picture. My internships at art and cultural institutions in LA have strengthened my understanding and awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion. Design must have a purpose, initiated by feeling and emotion and that a good message is one that communicates across all audiences and genres. My passion for design is also present outside of school. I am an active member of AIGA LA and VP of our student chapter. In 2011, I co-founded a boutique design studio “Dog Knit Sweater” with my partner Danny Miller (and June Bug, aka “Top Dog”). My dream is to one day run my studio full time.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Los Angeles CA

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Office

FAVORITE PODCAST?
99% Invisible

FAVORITE BOOK?
Patience by Daniel Clowes

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Alexander Calder

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Best Friends Animal Society LA

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Baking sourdough bread and mural painting FAVORITE DESIGNER TODAY?
Handbuilt studio, Omnivore Inc, M/M Paris, Giorgia Lupi of Pentagram, Geoff McFetridge

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Brand identity and publication design

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

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The fantastic Millard Sheets Library at Otis that serves as an endless inspiration

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“The only rule is work. If you work, it will lead to something.” – Sister Corita Kent

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