Valerie Le

STW21-VALERIE-LE

PENNY STAMPS SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Valerie Le is a graphic and UX designer passionate about designing for social change. She is a senior pursuing a dual degree in Art & Design and Communication and Media. She enjoys working in branding, communication, user experience, and technology. She developed an interest in using design for social good by leading the Creative Team for optiMize, a student-led entrepreneurship incubator, and working as a designer for the Youth Policy Lab, which helps communities and government agencies make data-driven decisions. Valerie’s internship experience has included New York Life Insurance and the Center for Academic Innovation. After graduation, she plans to move to Washington DC as a UX designer.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Born in Connecticut, currently live in Ann Arbor MI

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

On campus with online classes

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Night owl who loves to nap

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Moonrise Kingdom

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Bojack Horseman

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?

99% Invisible

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Keith Haring

FAVORITE BOOK?

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

The Bail Project

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Skateboarding!

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

2020 has definitely shown the power of designers as disruptors, leaders, and innovators.

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