Cathy Nguyen (USD ’14) is a MFA candidate in Graphic Design at San Diego State University (SDSU). She designs work for private clientele, academic/cultural institutions, and nonprofit organizations, such as the San Diego Asian Film Festival, while her artwork has been exhibited in local galleries at SDSU, the SDSU Downtown Gallery, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, and the Franco Moragrega gallery.

Interested in crossovers between disparate areas of study, Nguyen received a Student Success Fee Grant in 2017 from San Diego State University to organize Design Week, a week-long series of workshops and lectures by graphic designers that explore what it means to be a designer today, where fields are becoming increasingly collaborative, experimental, and interdisciplinary.

Through explorations in book arts, typography, and printing processes in her personal work, Nguyen is interested in utilizing, and destabilizing, the book as a material space for critical self-reflection and exchange, meditating on authorship, storytelling, and personal voice in a world where communication is susceptible to breakdown.

CV can be viewed here.


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