It’s time for another ‘Meet the Artist’! This time we’re featuring artist & professor of Graphic Design, Anne Giangiulio!
1. Who are you & What do you do?
Anne M. Giangiulio. I am an Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design, at The University of Texas at El Paso. I also have a very active freelance design studio and design for various causes close to my heart.
2. Where did you go to school?
I got my BA in English at Villanova University, then later decided to go back to school for graphic design, eventually getting my MFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art.
3. How did you know you wanted to be an artist/when did you realize you wanted to be an artist?
I have always known that I was a different kind of thinker than other kids in my class, and that I am an artist of some kind. It was that “of some kind” part that always baffled me. I do not enjoy getting dirty, I like order and love the challenge of deadlines. I also like clever solutions and doing research. Graphic Design seemed a perfect fit.
4. What drew you to this project?
I have a personal love for Nepal, as I stated on my page of the Posters for Nepal website, (http://postersfornepal.com/product/anne-giangiulio/), so that, plus the fact I was invited by my former Tyler professors Dermot Mac Cormack and Scott Laserow.
5. Who/What are your inspirations?
I am inspired pretty much by everything that is NOT graphic design—because that would just be too easy. That is, by current events, reading, watching movies, things I see on the street, shadows, forms, nature is a huge one, as is travel and things my kids make—for the unexpected and fresh images they present.
6. What would be a dream project for you to work on?
Using my design abilities to simply help a ton of people, or make their lives easier or more humane. I am always working on identifying that project.