Amanda Way’s path to a BFA program included multiple twists and turns. Initially, Amanda worked as a veterinary technician preparing for vet school, but always felt a desire to be immersed in the arts. So she took a leap into the unknown and, now, Amanda fully embraces her creativity, working in multiple mediums like printmaking, collage, motion graphics, sign painting, and even dabbling in traditional animation. Her favorite projects let her push the narrative with compelling designs. With the help of her professors, Amanda feels well-prepared for her internship at the County of Los Angeles, the various freelance projects she’s undertaken, and she feels ready for the opportunities to come.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and live in Los Angeles CA
STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
On campus until March 2020, online from then on
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I like to think my most productive time is right around brunch
Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs … basically anything by Mel Brooks
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Conspiracy Theories by Parcast
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Kandinsky, Rothko, Lichtenstein and if street art counts, then also D*Face
Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Black Lives Matter. TreePeople. California Wildlife Center
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Playing the Topp’s Disney Collect app! It has actually inspired me to make a lot of art based off the cards in the game
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
Absolutely. I’ve always been aware of the ethical side of design and have wanted to take it into account when I enter the workforce, but now more than ever. Design allows for inclusion and I want that to shine in our generation.
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