Beatriz Patarata

STW21-BEATRIZ-PATARAT

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Beatriz Patarata is a senior graphic design student. She grew up in a small town in the north of Portugal and moved to China to attend United World College Changshu at the age of 16. There she developed her passion for people, their stories, and their struggles, and because of that, she also found energy in social and environmental activism. After moving to Florida, while at Ringling College, she has explored sustainability-focused, purpose-led design solutions as a tool for social and sustainable innovation. She is eager to enter the industry and to collaborate with compassion advocates and change-seekers. Beatriz aims to create meaningful design solutions that encourage critical thought and positive action.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN, AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Born and raised in Vila Real, Portugal. Moving between Portugal, Florida, and England.

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

100% on-campus

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Midmorning

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Call me by your name

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Fleabag

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

The Daily

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Helena Almeida

FAVORITE BOOK?

Ruined by Design, by Mike Monteiro

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Climate Justice

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Being in nature.

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE ROLE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?

Not changed, but further confirmed the responsibility we have as visual communicators.

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