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Meet Us: Nitya Gittens

Graphic #Designers all have their uniqueness, in Nitya makes sure to let hers be known. By displaying her #personality through her work, Nitya continuously goes above in beyond in all of her #design work. Learn more about Nitya through her quick Q&A session with DGCA below!

1. What are your favorite softwares/programs to use?

A: Adobe Illustrator but you can definitely also make magic in Photoshop and After Effects.

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: I see myself as an owner of an established agency that basically runs itself. That would give me time to focus on various creative and sporting pursuits as well as time to travel and truly enjoy all of the amazing countries and cultures that the world has to offer.

3. What kind of project would you consider your dream project?

A: I love any project that gives me the time and leeway to be as creative as possible. These typically tend to be illustration based projects with clients that are looking for something funky and unique.

4. What’s your most-used productivity hack?

A: Checklists alllll the way! It's so satisfying to cross items off a checklist and to have a record of what you've already completed. On low productivity days, it's also really soothing to look back at completed lists as a reminder that everything always gets done!

5. What’s the best place you’ve traveled to?

A: Oh man, I could talk about travel all day so this is a tough one! In terms of short trips, I planned a spring break getaway to Puerto Rico for seven friends that was nothing short of amazing. The warmth of Puerto Ricans and the beauty of the island is definitely next level. I've also had a few longer life changing trips, one to France for a year and another to Washington DC to attend Howard University!

6. What’s the best concert you’ve been to?

A: Stromae at Echostage in '15! He's a musical genius and the level of detail in his set design was incredible.

7. Whose your biggest inspiration in your respective field?

A: In terms of women running a creative business, I'm really inspired by Justina Blakeney, founder of Jungalow. I love that she has such a distinct creative style and she is using it to build an empire. Goals af.

8. What’s your favorite movie?

A: I can watch anything from the Harry Potter franchise a million times and still love it. I'm STILL waiting on my Hogwarts letter lol.

9. What show are you currently binge-watching?

A: I just started Maldivas, a show about five women living in a luxury apartment complex in Rio de Janeiro. I love watching foreign films and tv shows.

10. How do you decompress after a long day of work?

A: Usually I like a little time and space at the end of the day to reflect and get my bearings. Sleeping or watching tv are tried and true ways also.

11. What type of music/ What artist do you listen to while getting work done?

A: I like upbeat music to keep me energized while I work. That can range from Top 40 pop to Cuban salsa on any given day.

12. What's your guilty pleasure?

A: Haagen Dazs in Belgian Chocolate.

13. Where are you from?

A: Trinidad and Tobago

14. What’s something you’ve done, but you’ll never do again?

A: I once ate too many edibles in too short a space of time lol. It was a terrifying experience to say the least. Now I pace myself to make sure that never happens again, yikes.

15. How do you like to start your day?

A: I like to start my day with my morning routine but even when I have to cut that short, I always start my day with a hot cup of either herbal tea or lime water.

16. Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?

A: I have six dogs who are literally my best friends.

17. What made you interested in your respective field?

A: I have a background in Fine Art but when deciding what to study at college I knew that I didn't want to become an artist per se. I thought that graphic design may have been a better fit for me as a creative skill that is a bit easier to monetize.

18. What are your thoughts on the importance of Black artists in the creative industry?

A: I think we live in an interesting point in history where more and more people are starting to value the experiences of groups of people that were not too long ago considered "other". We are especially starting to see this attitude in the creative industries and it's exciting because "minority" groups have brought and continue to bring so much richness to the industry. Looking forward to seeing the progress that the industry and the world at large makes over the course of my lifetime.

19. What's your favorite sport?

A: I really enjoy a good game of badminton as well as swimming and hiking.

20. What's your favorite Saying/Quote?

A: Through God, anything is possible.

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