I interviewed Allana during class on 9/19/22, and she gave some interesting feedback on herself as an artist, and about her time at MIAD. She is an Interior Architecture + Design Major in her senior year, and a long time creator, although she took a break during high school, as many do. As she began looking at schools to go into, she was looking specifically for good design and interior architecture programs, which led her to MIAD.
As she began her career at MIAD, she became further engrossed in this corner of art/design, and kept refining her work, and honing her craft. While her career path is a very expansive one, her work and interests align in the world of residential design, which involves homes and apartments. In terms of commercial design, which focuses more on public spaces, her and much of the program felt turned away from it, largely thanks to a professor (who does not work here anymore) who was less than inspiring, and they felt did not contribute to their growth.
Allana is currently thinking forward to her thesis and beyond, and what ideas she can explore in the future, as she continues her passion, and grows as a designer.