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After earning a BA in Communications/Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and gaining various work experience, I relocated to NYC in 2007 to pursue an AAS in Graphic Design from Parsons New School for Design, graduating with honors in 2009. I am currently working as a Visual Designer for Fidelity Investments in the Research Triangle Park, and though it keeps me quite busy, I stay open to interesting freelance design/art/writing projects.

I love modern design with a twist, more specifically, the juxtaposition of minimalism with elements of maximalism thrown in for good measure. I am continuously shocked by the unnecessary overuse of drop shadows and Papyrus type. As one of my Twitter followers put it, "Papyrus can die in a cyber-fire." At some point down the road, I look forward to opening my own design studio.

The people I'm closest to consider me an old soul with lots of passion and highly contagious smiles. I strive to achieve balance and authenticity every single day, and live for deep connections, tummy-aching laughter, paying it forward, decorating, thoughtfulness, learning/teaching, reading, piano, quaint coffee shops, sports and film. I'm especially fond of blue, quick wit, travel, chocolate ice-cream and soft cotton.

As with life, my writing and design processes usually consist of happy accidents and small victories that make it all worthwhile.

 

Awards
APEX award for publication excellence in graphic design
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Environment
World, Hold On! comic

 

Mala Desai
917.207.7057
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