Jaclyn Saik

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CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Jaclyn Saik is a junior concentrating in Communication Design and minoring in Human-Computer Interaction. She is passionate about robust design systems, expressive typography in both physical and digital spaces, and any project that pushes her to explore what it means to be human. Recently, she’s been especially curious about designing for learning, and has been focusing on using conditional and participatory design methods to tell and understand stories. When she’s not bound to her studio, Jaclyn gets to lead a talented team of print designers for Lunar Gala, Pittsburgh’s largest annual fashion show. In her free time, she likes running outside, drinking really good coffee with her really great friends, and downloading the free trial versions of all the beautiful typefaces she can’t afford.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Los Gatos, CA / San Diego and around the Bay Area

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning!

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Bojack Horseman

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Invisibilia

FAVORITE BOOK?
At the moment, Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Maira Kalman and Eric Carle

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Comprehensive sexuality education

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Co-sketching FAVORITE DESIGNER TODAY?
Tracy Ma

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Digital journalism. Public education reform. Both!

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Learning science … and then sneak back into design

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The people. And the studio spaces.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Joyfully subverting the status quo” – May-Li Khoe

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