Alumna Natasha Villarraga currently works at Atlantic Records as an interactive designer on their digital team. During her time at Atlantic, she’s had the opportunity to work on websites for artists like Miike Snow, Sturgill Simpson, and Saint Motel.
What were your favorite classes at Parsons?
I loved Camera Lucida: Comparative Literatures and Their Indelible Link to Photography as well as Book Cover Design. Both taught me the importance of developing a fully fleshed-out concept prior to creating an image, whether that’s a photo, a book cover, or any other work of graphic design.
What did you wish you knew as a student that you know now?
I wish I understood the importance of technical skill-building classes (i.e.: Motion Graphics) Take these classes, even if they sound tedious!
Who do you look up to in the design community?
All the great women who are out there designing thoughtfully. Particularly Juliette Cezzar and Jessica Walsh!
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I’m only two years into it, but working in the music industry as a designer has been really fun! Particularly when you get to work with artists who are open to creating something exciting and beautiful in the digital world.