UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS (UARTS)
I am a senior graphic design major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I got into graphic design by accident; I thought it was the same thing as advertising (I was wrong, so, so wrong). Over the last four years, I have gained an appreciation for the importance of design in connecting and communicating with others. I have used the skills I have learned to create a passion project called The Bridge. The Bridge is a new kind of women’s magazine inspired by the intergenerational relationships between the women in my family. We “meet” twice a year to discuss things that women actually talk about: sex, menopause, telling your gyno you’ve been sleeping around, addiction, your new skincare routine. I partnered with Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia, giving 25% of all proceeds to benefit their incredible programming. Since receiving a small grant from UArts’ Corzo Center for the Creative Economy in 2017, I have published two issues of The Bridge and have already started hounding another batch of women to write, illustrate, and otherwise share their story for Issue No. 3.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Delaware County PA, now live in South Philadelphia PA
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Grand Budapest Hotel
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
30 Rock, of course!
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Pop Culture Happy Hour
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Circe by Madeline Miller
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Crocheting like the old lady I am.
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Only my solid gold voice
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Here, now. Well, I try to. I’m working on it, okay?”