November 23, 2019

by: DCF Staff

We are honored to celebrate 10 recipients for the 2019-2020 AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund Scholarship. Please meet DeAngela Dukes, a junior studying illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art.

How does it feel to be selected as a scholarship recipient?

I am very honored to be selected for this scholarship. This scholarship will help me focus more on my projects in school by relieving some of the financial pressure from the tuition.

What made you want to become a designer/creative?

I love design because it allows me to express my creativity in a different way. I personally find myself in a different process and mindset when I do graphic design compared to illustration. I also can incorporate both illustration and graphic design into one piece.

What are you studying in school?

I am currently an illustration major with a concentration in graphic design.

Tell us a bit about the projects you have been working on while in school.

I am currently in a non-print editorial class in which we create gifs. One of our first projects was to create a gif illustration for an article about owners and their overweight pets. For my gif, I illustrated fat cats surrounded by open cans and bags of cat food while the cats are sitting in a chair while watching tv. All of the movement was the light from the tv.

For my graphic design class, I was assigned to design an accordion book that shows a sequence that translates a brand that I selected. The brand I picked was Cold Stone Creamery and for my sequence I used lines and shapes in order to show the process of how Cold Stone mixes ice cream on their frozen granite stone.

What projects are you working on outside of school?

I am currently just working on personal projects such as illustrations pieces and practicing my fundamental skills.

Right now, I am focusing on finding internships specifically in illustration or graphic design. Personally, I want to an internship outside the country because I love traveling and I feel it would be a good experience and opportunity for connecting with people outside of America.


Interested in seeing more work from DeAngela? Visit her website