University life can be tough. It’s around these times that some of us experience mental health issues for the first time. Stress, anxiety, and depression can quickly take over your semester. The UCR knows this is a huge problem among its students, so they had an idea.
For a whole week, people could take a break from academic pressure and bring their friends to watch plays, dance in live shows, and enjoy contemporary art. Across the campus, artists and students blended as they met in the inflatables and shopped through the design fair.
I took the lead on the design and creativity side, while my friend Cristian Ugalde did the social media and camera work. We shot interviews with the artists, gave away some stickers, grabbed free totebags (of course), and even designed an AR filter for the 5k followers we accumulated on the event’s Instagram.