Talia Trackhim

STW21-TALIA-TRACKHIM

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY,
S.I. NEWHOUSE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS

Talia Trackim is a senior graphic design student. She focuses on visual journalism, editorial design, and bringing stories to life digitally. Talia got her start in design at The Daily Orange where she worked for three years, most recently as the Presentation Director. Summer 2019, Talia interned on the design desk at The Star Tribune, designing news, features, business, and more. While there, she designed two front pages, becoming only the second intern to do so. Talia has also designed for Baked Magazine, a food-themed campus publication, and The Mail & Guardian, the leading newspaper in South Africa. When she’s not designing, Talia loves reading, experimenting with recipes, and running.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in the Lehigh Valley PA and still live there when I’m not at Syracuse

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

I studied online from home during the fall semester, but I’ll be returning to campus in the spring!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Morning person

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Little Women

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Gilmore Girls

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram for art and design, Twitter for everything else

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Selfie

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Vincent Van Gogh

FAVORITE BOOK?

Slaughterhouse-Five

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

To Write Love on Her Arms

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

I’m currently learning how to crochet

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

Working primarily in journalism, I’ve seen how design is an integral part of documenting history as it unfolds. Journalism is essential to our democracy, and as designers, we bring stories, photos, data, and interactives together to tell vital stories. I feel fortunate to be a part of that process.

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