me

My name is Fatu Siede Coleman (but I go by "Siede," pronounced "Say-Day") and I am a recent graduate (Class of 2011) of the University of Pennsylvania where I majored in Communication Design.

 

I grew up in Southern California but I currently reside in Allentown, PA. I've come a long way since my freshman year of college, when I was studying to be an architect at the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!). I quickly realized that I wanted to do more design-related work, so I transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and have loved my decision ever since.

 

I'm not confined to any one interest; I love design, but I deeply love politics and film as well. I have a strong interest in animation and especially comics too, both in its printed and digital forms.

 

I would describe myself as very personable, hardworking, determined, imaginative, and open-minded. I always want to do my best, and when I encounter those that are better, I study them to better myself.

 

In my free time, I enjoy drawing as well as reading webcomics, movie scripts, and movie reviews online. I also have a few side projects that I'm working on, and I'll let you know in the "Portfolio" section as I complete them!

 

I am thoroughly excited and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me!

These are a few of my favorite things…

 

Traditional Artists:

John Singer Sargeant, Frits Thaulow, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Eduoard Manet, Cézanne

 

ILLUSTRATORS/ Graphic Designers/ Artists/ Sculptors:

Tavis Coburn, Charley Harper, Heads of State, Kelli Anderson, Nathan Sporzynski, Charis Tvesis, Noma Bar, Dan Stiles, Jen Stark, Ralph Helmick, Baptiste Debombourg

 

Design Blogs:

design work life, Underconsideration.com's "For Print Only" Section, grain edit, Swissmiss, The Dieline, Smashing Magazine

 

Filmmakers:

Bryan Singer, Chris Nolan, Satoshi Kon, Hayao Miyazaki

 

Entrepreneurs:

Biz Stone, Henry Ford, Gordon Ramsey