MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MICA)
Amanda is a senior majoring in graphic design and minoring in critical theory. She has a love for independently-made typography, open-source design, and internet history. Her work explores the intersection of technology and art, and what they tell us about human beings and culture. She builds unusual experiences with emerging technology as well as designs products that help people live in more fulfilling ways. This year Amanda is exploring alternative ways of interacting with screens and digital typography to uncover new ways we might consume digitized information in the future.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Born in Chicago IL / Grew up in Shanghai
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl, definitely
FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Train to Pokipsee, How to Do Nothing
Into the Spiderverse
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Laura Owens, Lauren McCarthy
Education inequality/youth programs
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Eating delicious ramen, exploring a new city
FAVORITE DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR WORKING TODAY?
AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Anything that involves engaging with people
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The resources: visiting speakers, fabrication material, the library
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Time to sleep!