Hi there! My name is Christina Sayut :)
I’m a 21-year-old design enthusiast originally from Melbourne, Florida, but right now I can be found in the Midwest as a senior student at the University of Notre Dame. My academic journey has been nothing short of a whirlwind, as I started out studying Neuroscience & Behavior. As I close out my final year, I’m delighted to share that I’m completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design with a specialization in Visual Communication, complemented by minors in studio art and musical theater. 
My B.F.A. is marked by the completion of my thesis project — which I have been working on since my junior year at Notre Dame. My thesis project is the creation of a comprehensive brand identity system for “Kinware,” a company that I conceptualized. The brand focuses on my own ceramic work, with an emphasis on values of inclusivity, familiarity and joy — each piece is thrown and altered to have design tweaks that are more form-fitting to the hand, catering to all users but with special care for those who have hand tremors.
My passion for art and design was sparked during my freshman year, when I took my first ceramics class. Since then, I have gone on a wild, creative journey where I’ve blended creativity and problem-solving, with a vision to use design as a catalyst for societal change. 
I love exploring the illustrative aspects of design — my favorite programs within the Adobe Creative Suite are Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Xd and After Effects. I also have experience using Figma, Maya and Blender. My coursework has exposed me to typography, branding, marketing, UI/UX web design, motion design, and this semester I have been working with data visualization and video art installation.
Journalism is another interest of mine, as I have spent the past few years working for The Observer, a student-run newspaper serving the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College and Holy Cross College . I started my time with The Observer as a graphic designer in March of 2022, and then added a second job as the Ad Design Manager in August of 2022. Deciding that I could not get enough of the basement of South Dining Hall, I became the Graphics Editor in March of 2023. During my term as Graphics Editor, I have helped coordinate a team of talented designers and create covers for our “Irish Insider” series — special editions of the paper during our football season.
Since September of 2022, I have been working as the Social Media Assistant & Content Creator for Notre Dame Campus Ministry. Within this job, I have focused on storytelling and helping promote the vision to make God known, loved and served on Notre Dame’s campus. I’ve created content for both Instagram and Facebook, focusing on evangelization and connection with the student body.
Beyond academics and my various graphic jobs around campus, I am passionate about finding hobbies. I love to sing, dance, run, bake, and hang out and connect with people around me. This year, I have been serving as a Resident Assistant in my dorm community and have committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for the people I live with. I can often be found playing guitar with my door open, hoping to chat with someone as they walk by.
I hope you enjoy perusing my portfolio, and don’t be afraid to connect if you have any questions!
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