The department is proud to announce that second-year MFA Interaction Design candidates, Carrie Stiens, Kristin Breivik, and Catherine Young have received Alumni Scholarship Awards from the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society. The scholarship is awarded annually, with the reward amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000, to undergraduate and graduate students to support their thesis or portfolio projects during their final year of study. The funding for this scholarship comes entirely from alumni who have established themselves as artists and designers since graduating from SVA.
“The hypothesis is that we can use our senses as both bridge and catalyst between memory and creativity. I have five main projects, one for each sense—sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. I’ve been working in this area for more than a year and each are in different time points in terms of progress. For example, the sight project, Rorsketch, is closer to completion. The smell project has finished experimental and user testing stage.”