Fatima Al Khaldi

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Fatima is a senior studying communication design and minoring in psychology. Her design journey started with her high school counselor recommending the design program her senior year. The concept was foreign to Fatima, she was just her school’s popular illustrator. Her first design class in college was intimidating, she found herself suddenly in an unfamiliar space far away from home. As painful as the process was, she kept coming back for more. Fatima has now grown to love branding and editorial design. She became VP of the School of Design AIGA. Fatima loves spending her time dancing to Korean pop, playing video games, and wondering why she spends all her money at Starbucks. She enjoys walking around the city enjoying the view and contemplating the bad design prints she would come across along the way.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
United Arab Emirates / Dubai

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl 100%

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Rewatching old anime, currently Black Cat

FAVORITE PODCAST?
I don’t really listen to podcasts; I spend most of my time listening to music instead

FAVORITE BOOK?
Read a comic book; the last one I enjoyed reading was Demon Slayer

FAVORITE MOVIE?
A Silent Voice, animated by Kyoto Animation

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Instagram illustrator@gravitydusty

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Dar al Ber Society

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Playing video games and/or learning new dance choreography

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Paula Scher

AREA OF DESIGN YOU WISH TO SPECIALIZE IN?
Branding and advertising

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

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Everyone approaches the design process differently and everyone has something different to say about your work.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“One eye sees, the other feels” – Paul Klee

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