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ALSO SOME FUN FACTs  :P
 

I was born in the capital of the Land of Fire  🔥 Azerbaijan 🔥 

and still don’t know to this day if it is Europe or Asia.

I played as a daughter of a King 🤴🏻 in a historical movie when I was 6.

~ Spoiler alert ~ I got murdered by a Russian soldier. 🗡

I have a lot of friends that have never seen snow, 🤠 wild, right?

For 20 years I thought 🦀 Cancer was an animal.

 

My brother didn't have a name till 2nd grade. 🤪 

I was serenaded by the original voice of Ariel,

🧜🏻‍♀️ Jodi Benson, and met the chairman of Disney Parks,

Experiences and Products, Josh D'Amaro, in one night.

A LIL' ABOUT ME  :)


My name is Fidan Zeynalova and I am a UX/UI designer based in the United States. I was born and raised in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. After finishing high school, I started my bachelor's degree at the American University of Sharjah, one of the most competitive universities in the UAE. While there, I was pursuing a BS in Multimedia Design. However, later on I decided to push myself even further. I applied and got accepted into the University of Florida, where I was presented the opportunity to move across the world in order to expose myself to diversity, cultures, and experiences.

In 2019, I graduated from UF with a BFA in Graphic Design. During my studies, I got the chance to participate in one of the longest student run design organizations, Vox Graphis. This participation helped me be a part of the Ligature symposiums for 2 consecutive years. In my second year, I was granted with the Best Senior Design award by Eddie Opara (award-winning designer, teacher and partner at Pentagram New York) and Alexandra Zsigmond (Deputy Art Director of the New York Times) for my poster design from a class project in Spring 2019.

 

After few professional experiences throughout my undergraduate years, I was selected to be a Cast Member of The Walt Disney World company. During my time with Walt Disney, I created a lot of creative projects as well as made priceless memories. 

Currently, I am pursuing a MS in Creative Technology & Design at the University of Colorado Boulder. I have always been fascinated by human psychology and technology. As a result, I want to combine my fascination with my creative background in order to design useful/beneficial products that would reach people worldwide. :)

As I believe that people expand their knowledge and talent through encountering diversity, it is important for me as designer to be able to view design through multicultural lens that helps me become a better and open minded person. Overall, I am fortunate that I was able to travel and learn about Middle Eastern, European, Asian and American design culture, while I pursued my studies. These experiences  influenced me in my personal work and expanded my knowledge in visual communications.