RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD)
Forough Abadian is an Iranian graphic designer based in Providence RI. She received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the American University of Sharjah, UAE. Her background in architecture has influenced her approach to graphic design, where she relies on spatial, complex, and layered methodology to express her point of view. She goes back and forth between digital and physical mediums and particularly enjoys labor-intensive processes. She achieves a great sense of accomplishment by doing house chores and cooking. She currently feeds herself off of Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook. Highly recommended!
IF YOU COULD HAVE COFFEE WITH ANY HISTORICAL FIGURE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
My maternal great-grandmother. I’ve heard that she was a one-of-a-kind woman and had many entertaining and funny stories to tell.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT?
To be in grad school is an extreme privilege that I often take for granted. You have access to valuable resources and amazing mentors, while many other aspiring designers can’t easily access them. As I’m getting closer to graduation, I’m beginning to ask myself how I can share this privilege with others and what my responsibilities are coming from the place of privilege.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Sometimes, I watch Hautelemode, a Youtube channel run by Luke Meagher, while having dinner. He talks about the fashion industry and fashion brands in a digestible and understandable manner for an average person like me. I find his commentaries very entertaining!