Adjoa Opoku : Class of 2012
Adjoa is a graphic designer born and raised in Chicago. Trained in communications design with a BFA from Syracuse University, Adjoa has a very diverse design background. She has gained experience at an advertising agency, international architecture firm, innovation consultancy and boutique interactive shop—all at the age of 23.
Now at the MFA Interaction Design program, she wants to continue her artistic journey and delve deeper into the many facets of design, exploring its place in our culture and its potential for impactful change. Adjoa sees design as both a powerful tool for connection and as a form of personal artistic expression. She wants to explore what happens when the practical and conceptual meet, and how these discoveries could vastly improve the world we live in.
Adjoa is passionate about many things: smoothies, incense, watercolors, leopard print, but most importantly, solving a challenging problem.
BFA, Communications Design, Syracuse University
- Cybernetics Final
Students were required to critique a pre-existing interactive system of their own choosing by applying the models learned in class.
- Fish Slaps A Baby
Students designed a custom website for Fish Slaps A Baby and 15 unique blog templates inspired by the stories of 826NYC students.
- Fundamentals Studios Final
Students began their process by exploring project ideas within the themes of memory, behavior, politeness and sharing.
- Physical Computing Final
Students were asked to devise a project that would allow them to use a semester’s knowledge about physical computing.
- NYC BigApps
Students were asked to concept a mobile application using at least one source of data from the NYC.gov Data Mine.
- MoMA Smartphone App
Students developed a set of prototype smartphone apps for the Museum of Modern Art.
- Physical Computing Midterm
Students were asked to design a new solution for an existing problem.
- Starbucks Strategy Project
Students were asked to design a new strategy for Starbucks to improve their retail store experience.