S.I. NEWHOUSE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
Dasha Bychkova is a senior graphic design student. Although she started her college career as a Biology major, Dasha always knew she was meant to travel a creative path. She found her way to graphic design while editing photos for her Instagram and eventually applied for Newhouse’s design program. Since then, she has designed for Jerk magazine, University Union, and assumed the role of Head of Graphics for the Fashion and Design Society. Her interest in fashion led to an internship for men’s streetwear brand AKINGS, and sustainable, minimalist clothing brand GRAMMAR. She enjoys collaborating on a variety of design projects and is currently working as an intern at Studio Ibid. Dasha hopes to continue work in the fashion industry collaborating with different creatives and eventually go out on her own.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in New York City and currently living in Tenafly NJ
STUDYING ON-CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Can I be both?
Impossible to choose, but I would say either La La Land or Howl’s Moving Castle
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
The Queen’s Gambit
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Never really got into podcasts
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
Sustainable and ethical solutions in fighting fast fashion
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
I don’t think the challenges have necessarily changed the role of graphic design and designers. We’ve always known the potential of design for positive impact. If anything, 2020 has made us even more aware of the effect design can have in spreading awareness and making crucial information accessible to everyone. At the end of the day, don’t we all want to design for a better healthier society?
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