UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA,
SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Nhi Pham is a graphic design student with a minor in illustration. She is passionate about design and enjoys the creative problemsolving process. “To me, it’s the thrill of connecting all these elements, like putting together pieces of a puzzle to create a beautiful picture. The whole time you’re unsure of how it will end up, but you keep going,” observes Nhi. A dedicated student devoted to creating meaningful work, Nhi aspires to becoming a professional graphic designer and illustrator who inspires others along the way.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN, AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where I spent my early years. I now live in Oklahoma City OK
STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
Half-online and half-in-person to maintain everyone’s safety while providing a sufficient learning experience
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I feel more productive during the quiet and peaceful night time
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
I love comedy, especially the weird and silly ones. I never get tired of watching the Rick and Morty series.
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram is where I get inspired by my favorite artists and designers
The Daily Shine. It’s podcast-meets-meditation that helps me de-stress and appreciate my surroundings.
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
I follow a number of creatives on Instagram, whom I draw inspiration from, especially Asian illustrators or designers. I am a huge fan of James Jean, a Taiwanese-American visual artist
My favorite book of all time is ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
As an animal-lover and pet-owner, I suport organizations that advocate for animal rights and protection
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
I’ve used the opportunity to rediscover myself and delve into other creative activities, most notably film photography
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
The pandemic has been a big challenge for everyone. Graphic designers are professional problemsolvers, so this is just another one for us to figure out.
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