Esther Velasco

STW21-ESTHER-VELASCO

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA,
SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Esther Velasco is a senior majoring in graphic design at the School of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is proud to come from a family of Mexican immigrants.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Oklahoma City OK and still live there

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Both

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Both

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Real Women Have Curves

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

SpongeBob & Avatar: The Last Airbender

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

I don’t listen to podcasts

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Right now, I love Valeria Alvarez

FAVORITE BOOK?

A book of poetry titled ‘Peluda’

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

I support Immigrant rights organizations like United We Dream

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

I’ve been re-watching Catfish

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

I’m politically engaged, and watching the use of someone’s death, even to advance a cause, without the family’s explicit permission, concerns me. Imagine your son or daughter is murdered, and you see their name on a stranger’s online store on some sticker where the goal is personal profit? But, that said, design for good should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now.

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