CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Zainab Aliyu is a junior Communication Design student at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. By nature, she is a very curious person, and is interested in the way things work and the way people interact. An avid learner, she constantly asks questions in order to better understand things; this helps her grow and embrace new challenges. Her interests primarily lie within the understanding of people’s experiences with various types of products, both on a digital and physical level. Based on that gained comprehension, she aims to design different kinds of experiences that completely take into account the human condition. Zai spent her past summer interning at IBM Design in Austin TX, and is excited to be spending next summer at Facebook, a place that values an open and connected world as much as she does.
Black, however, turquoise is a color that makes me happy
Currently, Chaparral Pro by Carol Twombly
FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Pulp Fiction, Fight Club
FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Facebook and Snapchat
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Tibor Kalman, Stefan Sagmeister
TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
Fluency in several languages
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Forensic science because I really enjoy the problem
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.