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BFACD Alumni Feature: Mariana Del Nogal

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Recently graduated alumna, Mariana Del Nogal’s senior year thesis project reflected on the concept that time is our most valuable commodity so, why don’t we use it as a form of currency? The application offers a money-free marketplace where users earn and spend time by sharing their skills with others.

What were some of your favorite classes at Parsons?

This is a tough question, I took a variety of classes that ranged from Typography, Mobile Design and Advertising Campaigns to The Bauhaus, Sustainable Systems and Creative Coding. Each class shaped my skills and understanding in a different way, there is no class I would choose over the other.

Who do you look up to in the design community?

I look up to numerous people in the creative community. However, some are awesome designers but even better people. Stefan Sagmeister is a very influential designer that has created memorable work. For me, his most remarkable project has been The Happy Film.

What did you wish you knew as a student that you know now?

Obsessive Creative Disorder is a condition probably every designer suffers from. I obsessed over the smallest details to a point where I stopped enjoying the process. Having good concepts and quality work is important but I believe it is more important to enjoy whatever you are doing and who you are doing it with.

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