How did you get started in design?

Growing up, I always wanted to be a scientist—a biologist to be exact. I moved to the United States to study biomedical engineering. Getting accepted to graduate school in such a competitive field was very important to me and my family, but it did not make my life more meaningful.

Then, trading in the security of what I had always imagined for myself for something as foreign as the undergraduate communication design program at the University of Connecticut wasn’t a simple decision, but it was apparent that a change in direction was necessary for me. So, I emailed the design professors, met with several designers, visited several design programs, took non-degree courses for a semester and transferred to design. I’ve never regretted it since.

How did you get started in design?

Growing up, I always wanted to be a scientist—a biologist to be exact. I moved to the United States to study biomedical engineering. Getting accepted to graduate school in such a competitive field was very important to me and my family, but it did not make my life more meaningful.

Then, trading in the security of what I had always imagined for myself for something as foreign as the undergraduate communication design program at…

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