We wanted to do something special for Norooz this year and when we saw Golreezan’s designs, we knew we had to give the designer some eshgh. The talented and creative Afsoon Talai – if you haven’t sent your custom-made Norooz/Tavalod cards yet, then you are clearly missing out. She’s a graphic designer extraordinaire – truly talented and we’re especially digging this Norooz card she made personally for SexandFessenjoon:
We are excited to see what’s in store for Golreezan and Afsoon. We hope you enjoy her interview and beautiful designs! Happy Norooz!
- Tell me about yourself: Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Norman Oklahoma. I went to school for graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design for my undergrad. I graduated in 2010 and moved to NYC after that.
- What made you want to study graphic design?
Growing up, I really wanted to go into engineering because I loved math and science. Then in my senior year of high school, I decided I wanted to try something different that I’d never done so I went into art. I thought I was going to do architecture, but then I finally settled on graphic design. I just loved working with typography, color, paper design – it’s stuff I enjoy doing everyday.
I just thought about what I really love to do and what I would enjoy doing every single day, and I knew art would be the way to go.
- Were your parents supportive of you changing from engineering to graphic design?
My mom is a painter and she was very supportive. My dad was supportive too.