Dafina is a multimedia adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology. She draws, paints, designs for web/print/mancaves, makes jewelry, bellows heavy metal, can’t sleep at night, and enjoys capturing video of odd/annoying humans in public places. Some of her works have been shown at: Cannibal Flower Group Art Show, Stoked Mentoring Art Fundraiser, Cause Art Gallery, and the Southern Virginia Artisan Center.
For nearly a decade, as a U.S. Air Force communications officer, I was privileged to work complex tasks involving government design requirements, visual arts, technology, manpower, and budgetary problem-solving. Upon honorable discharge, I participated in illustration and painting group exhibitions in the Los Angeles Area, in addition to learning web languages which fascinated me during my time in service. After assessing what my brain loves, I decided to search for a career marrying art, technology, and human viewership. Color, lines, and the humans’ relationship with interfaces and media, have driven me to pursue a Master of Arts, specializing in Interactive Media, a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and continual enrollment in professional web development courses.
As a web designer and interactive illustrator I believe creative works should welcome a viewer into its space, tell a story, and leave an impression.
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