ANTOINETTE WESTPHAL COLLEGE OF MEDIA ARTS & DESIGN | DREXEL UNIVERSITY
Amanda is a senior Graphic Design student minoring in Fine Arts and Art History. What initially drew her to graphic design was its versatility. For her, graphic design is a means of communicating and connecting with a large audience in a powerful and intimate way, without speaking a word. Amanda’s main design inspirations are Barbara Kruger and Shepard Fairey, both of whom use their works as commentary to highlight important social and political issues. At Drexel, Amanda found a love for typography and publication design. Outside of design, she enjoys hiking, volunteering at local events, and exploring new Philly restaurants with friends. Post-college, Amanda’s dream is to work for a non-profit or help design for a campaign she is passionate about.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Hoboken NJ but grew up in Westfield NJ and I currently live in Philadelphia PA
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Anything played by Michael Cera
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
How Did This Get Made followed by The Jim Jefferies Show
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (fourth time)
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Cuddling with my dogs and watching movies
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
I pretend I can still play piano.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
An art therapist or work for a non-profit
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo