Liam Speranza

STW21-LIAM-SPERANZA

SHILLINGTON SCHOOL

Liam Speranza is a multidisciplinary designer living and working in New York City. Before becoming a designer, they studied biochemistry and worked in science as a teacher, researcher, public health advocate and science communicator. They work in science continues to influence their design processes. They are passionate about the ways artistic and scientific methods interact and they aim to use creative and analytics processes to develop design solutions that spark positive sustainable change. After graduating from Shillington School of Design in 2020, they worked with creative studios, editorial publications, start-ups and research firms. When not designing, you can find them on a long run, pretending to be a photographer with their iPhone camera and studying French for the twentieth time.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Born in New York and currently live in New York City

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

On campus and online (the best of both worlds!)

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Definitely a morning person!

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Midsommar by Ari Aster

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Is saying The Great British Bake Off too #basic?

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Keep It by Crooked Media. I’m a proud pop culture nerd!

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Jean-Michel Basquiat – I’m inspired by his use of textures and typography in the physical medium for social and political commentary

FAVORITE BOOK?

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

The Trevor Project

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Baking

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

This has been an important time for designers and graphic artists to do social good. The need for salient, actionable and shareable content relating to protests, social issues and public health become has become increasingly urgent and at the same time the amplification of women, Latinx, queer and BIPOC voices in design has become a powerful force which is really exciting.

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