Congratulations to recent DCA graduate, Maitrayee Punjabi, who shared some info about her time in the program with us:
Tell us about how you got interested in design and what brought you to the DCA program?
I was always interested in art. My mom’s background in architecture helped me grasp 3D visualization along with geometric and pattern work. My fascination in tech led me to pursue a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. After university, my friends and I started working together on freelance jobs for web and app development. During that time, I started working with Photoshop and Illustrator and that piqued my curiosity in design communication. It was the perfect blend of art and technology and I loved it. I knew I wanted hands-on experience in that field and I’m glad I found that in the UCLAx program.
Design II (Collateral Design) and Design III (Branding). In Collateral Design, I learned a lot about the entire design process. For a project, we had to hand-build our products, packaging, and brand collateral. I really enjoyed problem-solving and coming up with creative solutions for brand identity. This class helped me open my eyes to how branding works.
The person would be from a company most likely be in the entertainment or tech-product industries. I would love to be able to help work on their branding, product, packaging, and motion graphics.
I see myself as a multimedia designer at a partnership studio.