UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
Mariangelis is a senior undergraduate student at the UNT pursuing a BFA in Communication Design. She is shaped by her HispanicCaribbean roots, American experiences, and multiple international trips. She is passionate about creating sophisticated and evocative visuals that bring solutions to life and tell a meaningful captivating story. She comes from a fine art background and her preferred choice of mediums are pencil and oil painting. Her work often draws on inspiration from historic styles that guide a unique approach to a modern project. Mariangelis’ mission is to bring a level of sophistication to every project. When Mariangelis is not busy designing, you’ll most likely find her watching one of her many favorite period dramas while her two dachshunds beg for pets.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I am inspired by the life that I dreamed of having since I was little, personal growth and exploration, and experiencing new things.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I have always had the desire to work in Hospitality, Packaging, Spirit Packaging, and Luxury branding. I like to browse the liquor aisles and faun over the design. I aspire to one day have one of my designs sitting on those shelves. WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT? Something I learned that I did not expect, is that as much as school is about you, growing your skills as a designer, it’s also about pushing yourself and learning who you are as a person.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I have a Florence, Hozier, and Aurora playlist that I’m always listening to. I’m a big fan of period dramas, and the one I’m currently watching is “All Creatures Great and Small” by PBS Masterpiece.