Nya Walker

STW21-NYA-WALKER

WOODBURY UNIVERSITY

Nya Walker is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles. She most appreciates design’s power to communicate, problem solve, and impact our society, especially in clever or unexpected ways. Her areas of interest include packaging, branding, and experimental typography. Nya enjoys how design utilizes critical thinking and creativity, and at times, engineering and experimentation to arrive at something meaningful and effective. In her free time, she enjoys cuddling with her dog Sweetie, discovering new eateries, listening to one of her impeccably curated, dare we say “fire” playlists, and making her way through her Netflix watchlist. After graduating with a BFA in Spring 2021, Nya is looking forward to pushing herself to find thoughtful and conceptual design solutions.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Los Angeles CA: born, raised and residing.

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Since the pandemic all of my classes are now online, it’s been an interesting transition!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

I’m the biggest night owl.

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Parasite and Whiplash

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Re-watching all eight Harry Potter movies

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram or Pinterest

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Stuff You Should Know

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Henri Matisse, Kerry James Marshall, Kehinde Wiley

FAVORITE BOOK?

1984

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

I’m very passionate about civil rights and social justice issues such as police brutality, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights.

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Cooking and baking! My peanut butter chocolate cupcakes and 5-cheese lasagna are always big hits with my fam and friends.

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

The chaos of this past year has just solidified how essential designers and creatives are in society. Whether it’s creating signage and wayfinding systems for social distancing, using our platforms to encourage people to vote, or designing resources for the Black Lives Matter movement, designers have been using their skill set in a number of important ways. Now more than ever there is a need for visual communicators and innovative thinking.

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