Jillian Nalezny is finishing a BFA in graphic design. Born with a love for anything and everything creative, she stumbled upon the world of design and discovered the beauty in technology. She likes to work with bold typography and illustration and is drawn to packaging design and brand identity. As president of a student organization that empowers women in the tech industry, she has learned about leadership amidst change and developed an interest in design for social good. She believes that design can play a part in social change by telling stories, amplifying voices, and broadening perspectives. She looks forward to entering the industry after graduation and absorbing everything she can learn about design.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Naperville IL., living in Chicago
STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I’m asleep by 9 P.M. if that tells you anything
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
Tiny House Nation, I aspire to live in one
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Pinterest, lots of design inspiration there
Scratching the Surface and The Minimalist Podcast
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE?
Holistic prisoner reform, specifically The Innocence Project
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Playing the ukulele
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
Now more than ever, I believe a graphic designer is a communicator who creates symbols that are powerful enough to represent movements and unite a world regardless of language barriers.
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