Talya Pimentel is a graphic designer and illustrator who finds inspiration from bold color, typography, interior and fashion design. She is currently studying at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design in the summer of 2020. In 2019 Talya interned at ‘Her Campus Media’, an online college magazine designed for women where she created digital and print graphic material. Talya focuses on the unique use of vibrant color within her designs as well as intergrading her passion for illustration.
For my senior capstone project, I explored the benefits of buying second-hand and how it can be not only beneficial to your wallet but for the environment as well. Buying second hand, or in other terms “thrifting” is not only sustainable but is also an opportunity to bring creativity and uniqueness into one’s wardrobe. My focus is to influence people who are unaware of the sustainable and afordable benefits of thrifting. This project’s purpose is to help break the stigma that surrounds buying second-hand and inspire my audience to go out there and thrift.
Within our fashion industry, for every garment purchased second-hand means one less produced. Additionally, buying second-hand aids in water preservation, lowers your carbon foot-print, decreases landfill waste, and prevents wastage of energy and resources on the production of new clothes. I’ve created a physical and virtual guide to access inspiration as well as helpful tips for buying second-hand.
Within my guide, I communicate with bold statements and corky illustrations to inspire my audience to consider thrift shopping instead of only relying on fast-fashion.