Emily Duong

STW21-EMILY-DUONG

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (VCU)

Emily Duong is a junior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Creative Advertising. Emily always liked creating things. After dipping her toes into engineering and business, she arrived at the unsurprising and important realization that she should stick to what she loved. Studying creative advertising has allowed her to make even more interesting things in the realm of branding and digital art. Currently, she is a graphic design intern for VCU Athletics, and she has also gained communications experience with two nonprofits: Keep Virginia Beautiful and Project Yellow Light. Outside of class, Emily enjoys reading, watching movies and tv, and going to the park.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born and continue to live in Richmond VA

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Currently studying online, but I much prefer being on campus

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

I’m a night owl striving to be a morning person.

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Avatar: The Last Airbender

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Freakonomics

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Edward Hopper

FAVORITE BOOK?

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Racial justice and equity

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Reading, hiking or walking, and watching TV

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

People can become easily overwhelmed, confused, and overstimulated. Graphic design plays an important role in streamlining information. It also helps make the challenges of this year easier to understand, while also informing individuals how they can help.

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