Dominique Marchini

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SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

Dominique Marchini is a Junior graphic design major at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She grew up in upstate New York and moved to the city when she was 18 to pursue a career in science and engineering at the City College of New York. After taking a painting class, she realized that she would like to pursue a career in the arts instead, and transferred to SVA in 2017. She loves all forms of design—web, motion and print—but she particularly loves designing and hand-making books. Currently she lives in Williamsburg and spends her free time watching movies, drawing, and playing guitar. After she graduates, she would like to pursue a career in publication design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Trenton NJ / Tarrytown, NY

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a night owl – but I love the morning and try my best to wake up early.

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
I recently binge-watched the Sopranos, which I loved. I also can’t stop watching Netflix Explained!

FAVORITE PODCAST?
I don’t listen to podcasts

FAVORITE BOOK?
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

FAVORITE MOVIE?
I love all of the Hayao Miyazaki movies, Princess Mononoke is my favorite

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Kerry James Marshall

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Anything that helps to preserve the environment, CATF is a good one

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Properly relaxing.

FAVORITE DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR WORKING TODAY?
Mathias Augustyniak & Michael Amzalag (MM Paris)

AREA OF DESIGN YOU WISH TO SPECIALIZE IN?
Publication design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I think I would try to be a chef, or maybe write screenplays

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
I’ve been taught by a couple of people that I actually learned about in design history. That was an amazing experience that I wouldn’t have gotten if not for design school.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
A little cliche but … If it’s meant to be it will be.

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