Shandi M

STW2020_SHANDIMANNING

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Shandi is a senior design student currently completing a BFA in Communication Design at Texas State University. Her focus is on UX/UI design and she enjoys tackling challenges that promote a positive change and enhances people’s experiences. She believes in lifelong learning and creative courage, both of which can be explored through design. Always creating and never stopping, she’s happiest when she’s being productive.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Outside of Tokyo, Japan/Texas

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Reddit by far

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Serial

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Giving Tree

FAVORITE MOVIE?
I enjoy unintentionally funny movies

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Yayoi Kusama

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Extra Life

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Finding some way to be productive

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
My peers inspire me the most

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
UX/UI and branding

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Something that’s as equally challenging

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
I’m forever grateful for the passionate teachers who push and challenge their students. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Do not seek praise, seek criticism.” – Paul Arden

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