FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT)
Dianne Bahram Zadeh Ebrahimi is a Senior in the Graphic Design BFA program, minoring in Art History, English and Theater. She is a NYC-based graphic designer and artist. She has been granted the Type Directors Club Superscript Scholarship, and The Young Designers Graphic + Package Design Award. Since day one she was a very ‘spirited child.’ As an adu this has translated into a fierce drive to do and create. Design for her has added depth and a sense of meaning to life that absolutely nothing else does. She has special interests in publication design, poster design, bookbinding, and typography.
IF YOU COULD HAVE COFFEE WITH ANY HISTORICAL FIGURE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Rainer Maria Rilke (German Language’s Greatest 20th Century Poets.) I’ve only come across him recently. However, his work is so complex and the images used and how they interweave and play off each other is stunning. Rilke is certainly light years beyond me, as he is for 90% of all his readers. That being said, reading his poems certainly change your life, if only I had enough of one to change.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT?
I learned that mydesign education isn’t something static. It is an ongoing journey that involves exploration and experimentation. Most importantly, I’ve learned to design based on research, developing and formulating concepts iterated by appropriate mediums.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Reading: Indistractable by Nir Eyal Listening: Intimations of Creativity, a podcast by Jordan P. Peterson, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Miles Davis Watching: Endeavour, the British tv detective series.