Victoria Escobar

STW21-VICTORIA-ESCOBAR

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MICA)

From the time she got her first nameplate necklace, Victoria has been obsessed with typography. Now a senior, Victoria is majoring in graphic design with interest in a variety of media. While at MICA, her design work has focused on branding, editorial, and interactive collateral that incorporates digital and analog processes in striking and innovative ways. Most recently, she has been developing a body of work that explores culture and heritage, and examines aspects of her Latinx identity. Though her design career has already taken her all over the world, her favorite place to visit is her hometown of Miami.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

Born and raised in Miami FL and have been living back and forth between Miami and the Charm City for the past four years

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

Online

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

10000% a night owl

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Mamma Mia (both parts and mainly because ABBA)

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

Grey’s Anatomy … all 17 seasons

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram! @vescobar.studio

FAVORITE PODCAST?

Spanish Aquí Presents, especially when I am away from home and Äntrepō

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Colombian artist Pedro Ruiz, and my favorite series by him is ‘Desplazamientos’

FAVORITE BOOK?

A Song of Ice and Fire Series

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Pediatric cancer research

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

YouTube Zumba workouts

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

I have always valued design and its ability to affect change. Design has been part of movements, protests, and action across the world since long before I was born. I don’t think my view on this has changed, but recent events have made me more aware of the personal responsibility designers have to our communities. We should use design to counter binary thinking and polarizing rhetoric.

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