My name is Aitana. I am a 21-year-old graphic and smart design student from Luxembourg, currently living in Barcelona.
Who am I
I see myself as a very curious, open-minded person who loves to learn new techniques and about new cultures.
Where do I come from
Luxembourg is were I was born and raised. It si one of the smallest countries in Europe, situated in between Belgium, Germany and France. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that it has nothing to offer. Besides lots of nature and different medieval castles around the country, Luxembourg city is incredibly charming.
I feel like its appreciation of culture is growing
Where I am now
I decided to leave Luxembourg to pursue my studies in Barcelona. It is a city that combines tradition, nature, great architecture and design. It also presents a lot of oportunities for young designers and creatives, which is one of the reasons why I feel so comfortable living here.
What I do
It wasn’t long until creative subjects, more specifically graphic design, became my favourite subjects in school. That was the moment I knew that I wanted to immerse myself into its perceptions and styles.
Why I do what I do
I am aware of the digital evolution and all the possibilities it gives us, but I feel that we should forget manual techniques. In my case I try to work both ways, learning the new processes as well as the old ones.
It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff — as much stuff as possible — with as little fear as possible. It’s much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it.