Rhoda Mukasa is a fantastic graphic designer, novice web designer and a big fan of rock music. She also loves reading. She spared some time for us to interview her.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I find talking about myself a bit difficult, but here we go. I’m a graphic designer who is slowly but surely venturing into web design and the second born in a family of six children. I like listening to Christian music with deep lyrics or rock music while working. When I am not doing graphic design, I will be immersed in a book; fiction or not, doing a bit of bead work for jewelry or fabric decoration.
When did you fall in love with graphics?
I fell in love with graphic design while in secondary school.
As a woman in an industry dominated my men, do you think it is difficult being seen and heard?
First of all this industry does not have to be dominated by men. It is simple for me because I am passionate about graphics design. It is a little tough because most people will want you to prove yourself.
What software do you have experience using?
I use Adobe Illustrator most of the time. Photoshop, In Design, Dreamweaver and Fireworks also come in handy depending on what I have to design.
When creating graphics works for any project, when does ‘eye catching’ too much?
‘Eye catching’ in Graphics is too much when you do not get the message that is being portrayed the designer. i.e. when it is distracting.
Where do you turn for inspiration?
Everything around me is inspiration.
Who is your favorite designer?
Veerle Pieters, a female Belgian graphics designer.
Where are you from originally, where would you like to live and where did you study from?
I am originally Ugandan and a Muganda. I like where I live where, but Italy or Crete are pretty good seconds. I studied at Kitante Primary School, Makerere College School and finally at Kyambogo University.
What did you want to be when you were still little?
I wanted anything in the art profession, mostly an architect but graphics designer is so worth it.
What is your typical day like?
It usually depends on how much work I have to do. If it’s not a lot, I have other interests.
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Which of your dreams would you want to come true?
All of them but most importantly to see graphic design in Uganda reach the international standard I see in international designers’ works.
Do you have any secret idea or formula that you would like to share with The One Question Network?
Always have a passion for something and make it count! Secondly, believe in something, always and yourself for you will always be your best critic. Never loose the zeal to learn more.
Where can one view your work and how can one get in touch with you?
Youcan view my work on request, email me at [email protected]
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