Andrea is an incredibly talented UX/3D designer currently working at INVIVO Communications. See her incredible work and collaborations at https://www.andreazariwny.com/ and https://invivo.com/.
Where do you currently work? What is your current position?
INVIVO Communications, UX/3D designer.
What did you study before BMC?
Industrial design and business.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A career in the practical arts.
Can you share a nice/funny/weird/wonderful moment you remember from your days as a student at BMC?
Marc Dryer moon walking in class.
What was your MRP about?
An educational tool for first year meds students studying the inner ear using augmented reality and 3D printed models.
What is something you would really love to learn?
I would love to have more coding skills, haha not necessarily have to go through the learning process but they would be handy to have.
What (if anything) surprised you the most when you started working in the field, post-grad? What (if anything) has surprised you recently (in terms of where the industry is headed, etc)?
I wasn't really surprised, mostly pleased about how technology is advancing and at INVIVO we can play and tinker with it while displaying scientific content.
Can you share a bit about what you’re working on right now?
Capacitive touch and immersive tech installations :)
What has been one of the most exciting projects to work on? Can you tell us a bit about it? What were some of the challenges? And/or can you tell us about your favourite type of project to work on?
I love working on immersive tech projects that incorporate physical objects.
If you had to go back and do an MRP now, what would your topic be (this can also be vague/general - such as a type of technology you would like to explore, a topic, etc)?
I think I would do the same thing!
What are some of your hobbies? And/or something people might not know about you?
I used to own a music and art store, I also love crafting/woodworking/printmaking. My roomie likes me because I am handy around the house.