Queena Chen

STW21-QUEENA-CHEN

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT)

Queena Chen is a graphic design student at FIT. She was always the artistic athletic kid in school who could be found on a chasing a ball on a field or in the art room throwing down some paint or doodling in the corner. Years spent in the art room taught her to be experimental in the creative process, which may be seen in her designs. Her fine arts background allows her to incorporate multimedia and illustrative works. She says she’s all about finding a balance between analog and digital mediums.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, and still reside there

STUDYING ON-CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Currently online

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Early before the rest of the city wakes

FAVORITE MOVIE?

I try to watch a new movie every week.

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

TVB dramas

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Insta.

FAVORITE PODCAST?

NPR, 99% invisible, and Radiolab for science and random facts. For lighthearted fun, I listen to Asian Boss girl, Wong Fu’s Lunchbreak, and Geniusbrain.

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

I admire Ai Wei Wei. Inspired by Redhongyi.

FAVORITE BOOK?

Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Education and environmentalism

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Volleyball, and throwing down in the studio.

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

To continue challenging your creativity and most importantly having real-life conversations. This year has been tough and frustrating, but communication and having real-life conversations has helped me continue to develop deeper relationships. As a designer, communication and problem-solving are my biggest assets. If I can unburden someone and add a bit of positivity to their lives, I do it.

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