DEPAUL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick is a senior in the Graphic Design program at DePaul University’s School of Design (with a minor in User Experience Design too!) who loves to explore the friction between her creative flair and her more technical side. She believes that “no matter how old or young (or what kind of things you’re into) all ideas can be transformed into something creative.” Armed with this mentality, Gabrielle looks for ways to give back to her community through the power of knowledge – and, most importantly, through design. In 2018, she received the Brother Mike Hawkins Fellowship to support her creation of an innovative technology-based service project called the “You Wear It Well Youth Branding Workshop.” The mission was to highlight the importance of art and technology in order to help Chicago youth build their self-confidence through design.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Detroit MI, and currently getting knocked down by wind in Chicago IL
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty for creative masterpieces; lefty for an abstract chicken-scratch feel.
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
At this point I think I’m nocturnal.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Vanellope Von Schweetz from Wreck-It-Ralph
Boss Baby, no one calls the shots and gets the job done like the Boss Baby.
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Malcolm & Eddie
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Classical, 90s R&B, and video game soundtracks
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Advertising by Design: Generating and Designing Creative Ideas Across Media by Robin Landa
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
I love to design clothing, play video games, play piano, and crochet
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.”