CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (CCA)
Stephanie Quan is a graduating senior at California College of the Arts studying Graphic Design. She believes that life is too short to pursue one thing, which is why she chose a profession that has a wide lens to gain fresh insight. Ideally, she would like to design for the music industry, as it has always been a passion of hers to connect with people in a creative way. She enjoys translating sounds into communicating visuals, experimenting with different mediums, and trying new things. When it comes to her work, Stephanie is influenced by the busy lifestyle of the city, sound visuals, subcultures, and of course, music.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Torrance CA. Currently, I am residing in Oakland.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
None that I can put a finger on.
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
The Addams Family
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
A dog named Banksy. ]
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and Cantonese
Kill Bill, Edward Scissorhands, Limitless
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Henrik Uldalen and Kit King
I currently don’t have one at the moment.
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
I enjoy cooking, attending music events and exploring new places.
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Ticket stubs & bottle caps
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Black, white, grey, and a dash of neon colors
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
As a designer, my greatest strength is being able to generate ideas quickly. My greatest weakness is that I can get stuck on ideas, which makes it difficult to conclude to a solid execution.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
If I was musically inclined, a music producer.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
I live my life a quarter mile at a time. ‑ Dom Toretto in The Fast and the Furious