Cathy Nguyen is a MFA candidate in Graphic Design at San Diego State University (SDSU). She has designed 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. She also has aspirations in design education and has taught at her alma mater, the University of San Diego.

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.

In her personal work, Nguyen experiments in book arts, typography, and letterpress, contemplating books and print as material space for critical self-reflection and exchange. Interested in coupling traditional and contemporary technologies, Nguyen's work touches on personal voice in a world where communication is susceptible to breakdown.

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