Jane Ciminera

STW21-JANE-CIMINERA

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Jane Ciminera is a senior completing her BFA in Communications Design with a minor in Women and Gender Studies, which fuels the concept and content of her work. She is a member of Women in Design, as well as the Communications Director of the SU AIGA executive board. Jane believes that a creative’s work should challenge societal norms and injustice. She is interested in creating for change, innovation, and justice. Last year she had the opportunity to present conceptual designs to the UN for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, which tackled issues of food insecurity, technological access, education, reproductive health, climate change, and more. Jane is fiercely devoted to using her abilities for socially conscious design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Spent 21 years in a Philadelphia suburb, hoping to move to NYC and travel internationally

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Hybrid

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Depends on whether my Windex is whispering sweet nothings for an early cleaning or Hulu for a late-night marathon.

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Mulan

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

I’m part Gemini, so it’s either horribly amazing, campy horror flicks or educational documentaries/true stories

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram, but I play online Catan more than I use socials

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepherd

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Botticelli

FAVORITE BOOK?

My Tender Matador by Pedro Lemebel

FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE?

Transnational feminism & LGBTQIA communities

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Fostering a litter of kittens and adopting a little black kitty named Mr. Fang.

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

It has strengthened my preexisting beliefs of design’s ability to radically address societal oppressions, political dilemmas, and personal challenges.

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