Month: October 2021

Spotlight: Roya Mahdavi Movahed

Roya Mahdavi Movahed is a Greenhouse Studios SFA Graduate Research Assistant.


My name is Roya Mahdavi Movahed and I am pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media & Design.  I have been in the field of visual communications for several years working as a visual designer and multimedia specialist.  Before coming to Greenhouse Studios, I worked for five years in multimedia and worked for two years as a visual designer for a prominent telecommunication company in Iran, called MTNIrancell. In 2013, I was awarded first place at the Iranian Visual Arts Festival.

My research focuses on the impact of motion and static visual elements on social media.  During my time at UConn, I will be focusing on User Experience Design and examining the aesthetic, psychological, and sociological aspects of digital product design.  I am a highly motivated, creative, and conscientious professional who is eager to learn the principles of digital arts, so I am able to achieve more effective methods of communication.  My personal passion as designer is to enhance visual literacy by creating effective designs.

Can’t find me at Greenhouse Studios? I’m at the gym!

Spotlight: Jin Liu

Jin Liu is a Greenhouse Studios SFA Graduate Research Assistant.


My name is Jin Liu and I’m a first year DMD graduate student from China.  I’m pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media & Design with a concentration in Game Design. Before attending UConn, I went to Beijing Film Academy in China and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media Art. There, I was a vice minister of the Rights and Interests Department in the Student Union. I was responsible for planning a number of university-level activities, and participated in the design of the university’s online lost-and-found system.  I’m looking forward to joining the fencing club and Rainbow Center.

As an international student in the United States, I look forward to the collision of cultures and new adventures.  It is my hope that I can explore different ways of thinking and various ways to solve problems.  I’m looking forward to working with people from other majors to create wonderful works.  It is my goal to help generate creative ideas and offer practical help for Greenhouse Studios projects, as well as collaborate with my colleagues, learning from each other’s strengths.

While I like to participate in various activities, I also enjoy time alone.  I am still young, so I have plenty of time to try new and interesting things, while exploring the wonderful connection between people.

To see some of my work, visit my website or visit my youtube channel.