CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Hello! I am Jenny Liu, a junior communication design student at Carnegie Mellon University School of Design majoring in human-computer interaction. I love to play with graphics, color, and type, still or in motion, big or small. Observing how images reside on products and in environments helps me grow and brings me joy. I draw and sketch all the time, either with a Wacom tablet or with a simple, basic black pen on paper. Expressing ideas graphically helps a lot with my design process. Aside from all the design work, I am a passionate digital artist (and gamer). I do CG commissions for various game studios.
IF YOU COULD HAVE COFFEE WITH ANY HISTORICAL FIGURE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT?
The importance of peer-to-peer support and studio culture. Around twenty of us are in the communication studio, and we are constantly supporting one another, giving casual critiques, resolving technical issues, sharing sources of inspiration, and so on. I am amazed at how we can maintain the integrity of our voices while forming a unified voice as a group of communication designers. I truly feel lucky and proud to be in such a passionate, supportive, and talented community.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
A bunch of older issues of Eye Magazine that my professor brought into the studio for us to flip through. Stunning visuals aside, the writings are so inspirational, and I relate deeply to many of them.