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liz yam

liz yam

PRATT INSTITUTE

Liz Yam is a self-professed design geek, workaholic, and perfectionist. Yam is analytical, inquisitive, logical, precise, methodical, diligent, rational, deliberate, and systematic. She likes to make lists.

What made you decide to go to design school?
I was originally interested in pursuing fashion design because of its uplifting qualities. After attending classes at F.I.T., I saw how prevailing the superficiality of the industry was. So, I reevaluated my priorities. I see graphic design as a very powerful tool for social progression. Who wouldn’t want to help solve people's problems?

Has it been a positive experience?
Yes, but only because of what I’ve put into it. Design school, or any aspect of life, is only what you make of it. I’ve realized it’s not about your particular classes or assignments, but the experiences they create in order for you to become a better designer.

Design Hero?
Tibor Kalman
Favorite Color?
Black
Favorite Typeface?
Univers
Favorite TV Shows?
No Reservations, Good Eats
Favorite Books?
Pentagram Marks, Perverse Optimist, Imprint
Favorite Movies?
Pulp Fiction, Office Space
Favorite Music?
It depends
Favorite Fine Artist?
René Magritte
Favorite Gadget?
My Olfa blade
Bookmarked Websites?
iyamlizyam.com, designobserver.com, jen.lu

 

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