Dyneisha Gross

STW2020_DYNEISHAGROSS

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

Dyneisha Gross is currently a senior pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design. At her school, she serves as Student Council President and is the secretary of her AIGA chapter. Her interests include creating bold work involving identity, branding, and screen printing. Dyneisha’s senior thesis focuses on the reform of gender and race equity on college and university campuses. Her college experiences and current events have inspired her to create a platform for schools to pledge equity through ethnographic research, gorilla marketing, and print. She hopes to continue her education or work for an organization/company that follows her similar passions.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Baltimore MD / Owings Mills MD

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
A mixture of both

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Grey’s Anatomy, She’s Gotta Have It

FAVORITE PODCAST?
The Read

FAVORITE BOOK?
Soft Magic by Upile Chisala

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Other Sister, It’s Complicated

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Frida Kahlo, Kehinde Wiley

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Ben and Jerry’s Justice ReMix’d

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Handlettering

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Karabo Poppy

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION?
Social Design/Impact or Publication Design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Pastry chef

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Watching the progression of my work over the years. I applied with a portfolio full of charcoal portraits. My professors, peers, and the atmosphere have helped me figure out my true design passions while continuing to mix my love for traditional with digital.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“If I fail, I will fail forward.” – Patrick Woods, internship coordinator

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