PRATTMWP COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Patricia Narbona is a multidisciplinary designer from Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain. She is currently based in Raleigh, NC. She is completing her BFA in communication design at Pratt Institute and primarily focuses on UX design and illustration. She has always been interested in colorful, playful color palettes and geometric shapes. As an illustrator, she is interested in portraying human relationships with themselves and with each other. As a designer, she is passionate about using design to create interfaces that promote sustainability while keeping user accessibility in mind. In addition to illustration and design, Patricia also loves to read, paint, travel, and spend time in nature.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I am mostly inspired by the eclectic color palettes and energetic, geometric lines of the furniture, architecture, and graphic design of the mid-century-modern design and post-modern design movements. However, I also find daily inspiration in street art, vintage books and advertisements, internet design trends, and in music!
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
In the future, I hope to work in the field of web design or UX/UI design. I am also interested in illustration and hope to further develop my skills within this area.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
I did not expect to learn so much about the importance of the design research process, and the influence that this process can have on your final design. I also did not expect to learn about the importance of using design to solve problems and make an impact on society, such as using it to push sustainable consumption or spread messages of positivity.