Creative Iteration: Pursuing Art and Design Post-Grad -- with Daniela Casalino, BC '19
During this talk, Daniela will discuss topics including her path from Barnard into the world of professional architecture, looking for and applying to jobs, and being an entry-level designer, particularly at small firms. Topics will include the relationship between personal ethics and one's professional career, navigating different management styles, advocating for oneself in the workplace, the importance of having a personal creative practice separate from a 9-5 office job, and how work and hobbies have changed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. There will be opportunities for audience Q&As throughout the talk.
Daniela is an architectural designer and illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. She received her B.A. in Architecture from Barnard College in May 2019, where she was also a staff illustrator on the Columbia Daily Spectator and frequented the Design Center as much as possible. She currently works at VELOCIPEDE Architects, a small firm in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood that specializes in environmentally conscious design of single-family and multifamily homes, as well as retail spaces. When she is not working, she enjoys drawing, reading, cooking, and experimenting with backgrounds on Zoom.