CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
Maggie Ma is a junior studying Communications Design and HumanComputer Interaction. She is interested in designing for branding, user experience, and marketing across both 2D and 3D mediums and environments. She is passionate about expressive, playful, and unapologetic typography and imagery, and enjoys any form of creating that communicates memorable and visceral stories. She enjoys exploring multimedia art forms with design and loves incorporating and combining analog art methods with the digital. She takes creative inspiration from her childhood memories and artifacts, and her family’s culture and traditions. Maggie is quite interested in exploring art direction, brand design, and UI/UX design. Outside of design, you can catch Maggie snacking on too many Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Planter’s Peanuts Tropical Fruit & Nuts Trail Mix. She also enjoys changing her hair color and wearing really big boots that get progressively taller and chunkier. She recently just picked up a new skill: glassblowing!
IF YOU COULD HAVE COFFEE WITH ANY HISTORICAL FIGURE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Tank Man! The mysterious man who stood in front of the tanks after the crackdown at the Tiananmen Square Protests in Beijing, China.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT?
How to make simple yet polished presentation slide decks, and how to deliver convincing and concise pitches! I never expected to get so much practice with public speaking in design school, but it has helped grow my confidence to get so much practice presenting my designs. (Another thing I didn’t expect is how many late nights/sleepless nights I would be getting in the studio…)
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Listening to Emotional Oranges. Watching Love Island Season 3, Life with Mag on Youtube, and rewatching Bojack Horseman. I’ve been saying it for the past year, but I’m … still … trying … to get back into reading …