UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
Minu Aktar is studying at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA with a major in Graphic Design and a minor in Business. Born in Bangladesh, she moved to the USA six years ago to pursue her dream as a designer. She knows four-plus languages: Bangla, English, Hindi, Urdu, and she can read Arabic. Her hobbies include photography, road trips, movies, arts and culture, languages, reading, writing, walking on the beach, and hiking. Minu has worked in the creative realms of graphic design and illustration and, more recently, in branding. She strives for clear visuals and authentic information in all of her creative projects by using mindful thinking.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
A festival for designers to showcase the talents of creative people, students, and graduates. There can be events, seminars, exhibitions, presentations, and a get together. This project would raise funds for talented artists and designers, and feature a variety of live music, arts, poetry, and dance performers. For creative people, this festival will be the best place to meet, greet, or reunite with peers and a perfect place that brings together art and design.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton. From typefaces and type families to kerning and tracking to using a grid, this book covers all you need to know about typography.
IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
About design, my hope for the future. A book with the potential to influence millions. So many people are fighting every day of their lives to find a glimmer of hope in order to go forward. I’d like to spread that message of hope through design.