Ali Place

What was your past life before the xdMFA?
Before coming to Miami, I received my BS in design from UC’s College of DAAP. I was also a designer for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. For the past two years I’ve been a designer for the division of University Advancement at Miami, where I’ll continue to work while in school.

If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be and why?
It’s technically a fruit, but I would be an avocado. They’re simple, versatile, and they go with everything.

What’s your favorite creative tool?
My kitchen. Cooking is very meditative for me. It’s my favorite way to be creative and explore new things.

Rank your top three favorite inventions.

  1. Camera
  2. Clock/watch
  3. Julienne peeler (truly life-changing)