Hilda Hosseini

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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (VCU)

I’m a senior graduating in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication: Creative Advertising. I’m currently a graphic design intern at Madison+Main advertising agency and have experience learning and working with The Martin Agency and VCU Rec Sports marketing team. My goal is to create things that make the world a happier place. When I was a little guppy, I thought the key to success was getting a high-demand job that makes money. That is not my story. My story is creating hundreds of logo mockups and losing sleep kerning type to fit just right. I love sleep. I love creating art more. It’s a journey that has led me to become a valuable asset to the world of creativity. Graphic design is an important part of my life as it has allowed me to touch hearts and make people laugh. If I’m not doing that, then I’m not successful.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Fairfax VA (and still growing in Richmond VA)

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I do most of everything at night

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Twitter is a weird universe of memes that I can’t seem to get away from. RIP Vine.

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Game of Thrones

FAVORITE PODCAST?
This American Life

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Princess Monoke

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Salvador Dalí

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
4ocean, World Wide Fund for Nature

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Going-out: live music shows. At home: playing with makeup for fun

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Carl Sprague

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Logo and package design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Makeup artist or filmmaker

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
VCU is rich in creativity. It’s in a city full of underground artists and influencers. To be surrounded that inspires me every day.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
It’s okay to be still.

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