Featured Creative Student, Katy Huang. Katy is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Miami. Her speciality is interactive m...
Featured Creative Student, Katy Huang. Katy is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Miami. Her speciality is interactive media. In the future she hopes to build a career in utilizing her creativity with technology as an interface designer. Learn more about Katy in her Q&A profile below.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your story? What do you want to share with other creative professionals?
Decisions. We all make them everyday. Seven years ago, I made the decision to move to Miami from Vancouver Canada. It was still to this day the best decision I've ever made. I came here to pursue a bachelor's degree in Studio Art at the University of Miami. During my time at the U, I also interned at different work environments such as an art gallery, an art auction house and an advertising agency. They're all very different in ways the businesses are structured. I learned a lot from those experiences, but I realized I want to be creating. After I learned the Adobe software, I knew that I wanted to make that my medium. Now I am a freelance graphic designer.
Where and what are you studying?
University of Miami, M.F.A. in interactive media
What drew or motivated you to pursue studies in such a creative field?
The way brands interact with people have evolved drastically due to the digital landscape of technology. So into the future, I want to specialize in web and user-interface design. There's an increasing demand in this area. I think of it as a potential of what I can create. With this in mind, I would like to simplify and humanize technology through the power of design.
What’s been the best project that you’ve worked on to date?
An advertising campaign for Virgin Atlantic, the project is called Virgin Carry-On
Where do you hope to see yourself in five years?
Working as an user interface designer in an agency in Miami.
Everyone needs time out. What do you do in your spare time to help re-energize your creative side?
During my spare time you can find me in museums or galleries. I have a deep passion in contemporary art. Art raises questions about the world while design solves them. I always like to check out new exhibitions to be not only visually stimulated but also to understand the context behind the works of art.
Where can others see more of your work and how can they get in touch with you?
My website: https://www.katy-huang.com/
My instagram: artyouhere
My linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katy-huang-682574123/