UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
My name is Cindy, and I’m a senior studying Communication Design at the University of Cincinnati. Before living in Cincinnati for school and NYC for internships, I grew up in the suburbs of Arizona, surrounded by desert. As a fifth grader, I used to be in my elementary school’s video announcements club, where I would help edit videos and make simple motion graphics. Funnily enough, over 10 years later I’m still doing a lot of the same things. My interests in design encompass a lot, but I most enjoy working on projects that are digital, moving, or have unique systems and processes. Lately I’ve been experimenting with 3D and game design as well. Outside of design, my hobbies include drawing, painting, baking (but only when I have access to my parent’s stand mixer), and exploring museums.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
It would be fun to work on a project that incorporates AR/VR alongside physical elements, like a book or an object. That said, I would have to learn how to make AR/VR experiences first.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m currently watching The Great British Bake Off, Blue Period, and the last season of Buzzfeed Unsolved. And, like everyone else, listening emotionally to Red (Taylor’s Version) and 30.
IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
I keep saying to my sister that if someone were to make an entertaining piece of media about going to design school, I’d be obsessed with it. Since that’s one of the things I have relatively deep knowledge of, I’d make a graphic novel about that experience.