Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Great Curators: Alessandra Briceño

Alessandra Briceño

Last Trimester we had a wonderful student in our class. She worked really hard and  walked that extra mile that made her outshine and serve as a model for her classmates and future students of this class. So, Let her tell you a little about herself:

My name´s Alessandra Briceño I´m from Trujillo but I’m currently living in Maracaibo, Venezuela. I’m 20 years old and I’m a graphic design student at the university Rafael Belloso Chacin. I love my carrer and I hope I´ll be an amazing graphic designer in the future. This trimester I am taking 6 classes and I am in the 9th trimester. The image above, it was a design I created for the restaurant Macarena Cafe in Trujillo. It shows the logo used in diferent items. 
I  love music, drawing, dancing, eating, surfing the net, speaking English, talking on the phone with my friends, spending time with my family and creating new designs or ideas. I also have a lot of interests like art, photography, sculptures, packaging and branding designs. 
I hate seafood, listening to vallenatos, people that are hypocrite, violence, bullying, war, injustice, cooking, spelling errors in designs and cockroaches. I also can't stand when I’m using socks and one of them gets wet. 
My dream is to earn enough money so I can give my parents a place to live, somewhere near the beach. I would like them to just rest and be as happy as they can for the rest of their lives without having to work every day. I also would love to travel around the world, visit Egypt, Paris, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Tokyo. Of course, I want to graduate first and be a really good graphic designer. I also want to learn to speak French, Italian and Mandarin. I’d love to work in an important company so I can buy a big house, get married and start a family. 
About English, I love to learn new languages.I think English is a very important language because it is spoken around the world. Even if you go to a country and you don’t know their language they will probably understand if you speak to them in English. What do I do to practice my English? Well, I listen to music, watch TV and movies in English. It’s a good exercise. I also chat on Skype because I have some friends in different countries such as USA, Saudi Arabia, China and Canada. I use social networks like facebook, twitter, Instagram to interact with people around the world. Making new friends. My pronunciation is better than my writing, but I try to practice more. For example I had an English teacher that gave me the advice to write a paragraph every day. At the beginning he said it was going to be difficult but with a little more writing every day it was going to get easier. And I was going to be able to write more and more lines with fluency.

About graphic design

I don’t know specifically where I will find motivation at a determine time. But I do know that if I feel blank when I’m doing a project I just take some time to relax and go outside because I will never know when the inspiration might come. I also look throw some design pages to see what’s trendy about designs so I can be aware of others designers and their trends. However, each designer has his or her own style and creativity that are shown in every project and someday I want to be known just like them. A known designer with her own style, innovation, creativity and determination that will change things into something positive something that it’s going to stand out and be useful to this society.

My best ability is that I’m really good with programs so when there’s another design program that I need to know about, I will probably know who to use it in a short time. I’m a very determine person and I’m always trying to be twice as good. If I have a project I will give my all and commit to it because this career it’s my passion, creating amazing things from scratch. My peers are awesome because we support each other in every step of the way even though we know we are our own competition once we are outside the university. They influence me to be a better designer. They help me stepping out of my comfort zone creating designs that will challenge myself, making me better.

I feel at my best when I have succeeded in my projects when I gave my best into creating a new design and it was all worth it. When I gain experience and wisdom from my teachers and clients when I see the satisfaction in their faces after given them my designs. When I can share that feeling with my family and my partner and they can feel proud of me.

If I need help I always try to talk with my family because they are the ones that keep me going and motive me just like my teachers inside the university if it has something to do with my projects. I also visit pages like Pinterest and Behance to see new designs and Youtube to watch tutorials that will give me more knowledge on how to use more design programs.

In my opinion the way to succeed it’s to always crave for more, more knowledge, more clients, more designs, more creativity, and more of yourself. Because you can always be better in whatever you are determine to do in life if you just focus. I always remember how lucky I am because I’m studying something I feel passionate about and because thanks to my parents I have the chance to do so. Never give up if you feel passion for something because that will take you far. 

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