KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE (KCAI)
Hailianne is an interaction and motion designer currently pursuing a BFA at KCAI. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois where she found a love for visual effects. Studying visual effects at Columbia College Chicago sparked a curiosity for augmenting the real world. She now designs experiences utilizing the intersection of technology, art, and storytelling. Her practice focuses on playful exploration of technology and the way in which people interact with the world around them. She employs creative and technological tools such as augmented and virtual reality, programming, arduino, DIY electronics and motion graphics. Hailianne is passionate about discovering ways technology can bring a sense of wonder to the world and always welcomes new challenges.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I take great pride and joy in creating experiences that carry an emotional impact. It’s not simply about the tangible object or experience, rather the emotion and story that is embodied within.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
At the core I want to create immersive experiences that are meaningful and impactful. Ideally I will be constantly learning and experimenting with cutting-edge technology that will allow for ever more impactful storytelling.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
Design is at the root of everything and far more expansive than I ever imagined. For me, diverse skills from motion design, visual effects, and even engineering hardware and programming all have a place under the design umbrella. These can all be leveraged to create amazing things.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m currently watching Westworld.