Each month we feature a different student majoring in Design at
UC Davis. See individual posts for current work and
accomplishments of these student designers and read about their
career plans and hopes.
Undergraduate student Amabel Gale, a double major in computer
science and design, was part of a team representing UC Davis at
this year’s Biodesign Challenge
Summit. The collaborative project “Sea Glass,” which
harnesses microalgae to filter agricultural wastewater and, at
the end of its use, the algae is converted into a bioplastic for
eyewear, was presented by the team.
Cindy Pham is a visual designer who specializes in user
interface, experience, brand development, and product
development and design. The roots of her passion stem from her
fascination with storytelling through visual arts and interactive
As a student of Design and Art History ‘17, I seek a
versatile career in design, one of the largest majors in the
college of Letters & Sciences. I am always trying to get out
of my comfort zone that has become Cruess Hall. After changes of
majors, flopping through some engineering courses, and binge
watching TED talks for inspiration, I decided I should stick to
design and make the most of the hobby I have always had.
Anaiste Reynoso studied art at the NYC Art Students League prior
to her current education at UC Davis as a Design and Cinema &
Digital Media major. She aspires to be a major motion
picture production designer and her main practice has been in
marking and production design.
She strives to approach every project with a sense of excitement
and works to create a fun and professional environment
with every design team member’s participation. Her main
objective for every project is to turn good design into a
I am an undergraduate student pursuing a B.A. in Design and
Communication at UC Davis with an emphasis in graphic design. I
focus on brand identity development and marketing in the hopes of
creating a better visual understanding of organizations and their
vision and values. I am foremost a designer and photographer, but
also an avid aquatic enthusiast and dedicated Odesza fan.