Congratulations to Jineni Mei on her decision to accept Otis College of Art and Design as her school of choice for Fall 2020 with a Fashion major. She received a scholarship of $16,000/year $64,000 /4 years.
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Since Jineni came to WCAAD, she demonstrated a talent that is exceptional. Jineni’s ability to generate and experiment with styles and execute her ideas fully is her best attribute. Her creative and passion for art, has propelled her to be as active in class, as well as engage outside the classroom. She has sought knowledge, not only here, but outlets that aided her to form a foundation that led to a brighter future. Her desire to seek a full educational experience has triggered her passions in art and design, and she applied it to her work that aided her portfolio journey.
Outside the class room Jineni actively participation in volunteering activities and organizations such as a music association or volunteering at a local MTAC giving time and helped in a local thrift store. Specifically, she organized, sorted, and displayed merchandise aiding her in her visual merchandising and perspective and connecting with cliental. She is sincerely concerned about getting to know people while better informing. She sought to better herself in every aspect and not give in when others judged her. Her work seemed driven by a social criticism and identity. Specifically, surpassing challenges and criticism that she sees reflected upon current generation and problematic societal critiques. She wants to make a voice and influence though Fine art and ultimately translated in her Fashion designs.
I have seen Jineni blossom into a more critical artist who, not only makes work out of necessity but, to engage truly with the world. Her motivation, ambition and goal-oriented drive will guide her to become a successful fashion design in the near future.
Omar Gallegos, Vice Principal and Director of Education
West California Academy of Art and Design