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Design for Each and All: Mia Casesa

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Mia Casesa

Digital Designer
Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, NM
Guild Member since 2020

How can design shape how people live well and flourish?

I think design is a method of thinking and creative problem solving. It is a broad and wide reaching discipline that can improve all areas of people’s lives if applied correctly.

Who is/are “each and all” and what is the context?

“Each and All” I think refers to segments of the population who have been historically excluded from opportunities to be seen and heard.

How do you think about “just” and “fair” access in design?

I think it starts with awareness and openness to learn about other people’s lived experiences.

How does design build a better — more inclusive, fairer — world?

Design can be at the heart of how we think about societal and systems structures and for what purpose those structures are built.

The visual design industry is making an effort to make changes and improvements but we have a very long way to go.

Mia Casesa graduated with a BFA at the University of New Mexico. She is a graphic designer, illustrator, and comic artist. She loves story-telling, world-building, and being able to express her experiences as an Asian American adoptee through her work.

She enjoys exploring themes of heritage, identity, and self-expression. Her primary format is digital paintings, but she takes inspiration from a wide variety of creative mediums.