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Elisava Alumni Interview: María Fernanda Peña

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"I chose ELISAVA because it has great professors and it is located in a city like Barcelona, where art is lived"

Name, city, country?
My name is María Fernanda Peña and I come from San José, Costa Rica.

Programme you are taking at ELISAVA?
Master in Packaging Design.

How many kilometers have you travelled to come to ELISAVA?
9,000 kilometers.

Why did you decide to take the Master at ELISAVA?
I decided to take the master at ELISAVA after making an analysis of diferent universities that could interest me. But I chose ELISAVA because it has great professors and it is located in a city like Barcelona, where art is lived.

Sum up in one sentence what product design is for you...
It is what helps us to put a product to sell, it is how a product will speak to the consumer.

Who is your reference in the design world?
It is a studio called B&B and is located in London.

Your professional dream is to…
In a future –I hope that it won’t be in a too-distant future– I want to start a Packaging Design studio in Costa Rica.

What do the products you have brought mean to you?
It is my sketch pen. My parents bought it for me the first day I started to study design and since then it is what I always une before starting a project.

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