PRATTMWP COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Currently a sophomore Communication Design student at PrattMWP College of Art and Design, Maddison Manente has expressed a passion for art and design ever since she was a small child. Starting with imaginative chalk drawing on the driveway as a kid, she progressed through extracurricular art classes in elementary school to working with oil paint as a middle and high school student. Prior to attending college, Maddison experimented with graphic design and illustration in her free time, and designed an agenda book for herself and friends. Maddison enjoys creating stories and expressing them through her artwork as well as incorporating illustration into her designs and vice versa. She is working on a variety of personal projects including experimenting with animation and creating a story-based point-and-click game from scratch. As of now, she is teaching herself how to code, animate, and create the game, but she hopes to learn more about game design, both physical and digital, in the future.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Los Gatos CA and currently live in Massachusetts
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Sophie Hatter from Howl’s Moving Castle, an old soul and motherly figure since I am the eldest of three
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Avatar: The Last Airbender
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Erin Hanson and Alyssa Monks
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Listening to or playing music
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Yes! I play and write songs on the guitar.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Illustrator, painter or printmaker
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem