Charlotte Cannon

STW21-CHARLOTTE-CANNON

VIRGINIA TECH

Charlotte Cannon is a fifth year Honors College student pursuing a dual degree in Graphic Design and Cello Performance. Her love for the arts has led her to pursue design with a passion. She finds inspiration in people and their stories which has driven her to connect and build long-lasting, meaningful relationships between individuals and their communities. As a visual storyteller and creator of experiences, she strives to design in ways that are impactful, empowering, accessible, and inclusive. Through constant exploration and experimentation, she hopes to continue learning and growing. When she’s not creating, you can find her reading, baking, or bingewatching either the Great British Baking Show or Christmas movies.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Chenzhou, China but have lived in Blacksburg VA almost my whole life

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Online

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Night owl!

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Home Alone

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Either River Monsters or the Great British Baking Show

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Reply All

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Jan Van Eyck

FAVORITE BOOK?

Around the World in 80 Trees

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Micah’s Backpack and Operation Christmas Child!

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Reading and attempting to cook!

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

Design and designers have always played an important role in communicating and representing the myriad voices in our society and the events of this year have reinforced and proven this tenfold. Now more than ever, designers and design can be the catalyst for change and empowerment across the country and globally.

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