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Zeel Parekh

When did you know you wanted to be a designer?

I’ve been a creative person ever since I can remember. But in my junior year of high school, I decided architecture was the way to go for me.

Where are you from?

I’m from North Bergen, New Jersey. It’s the second hilliest town in America after San Francisco.

What would Spotify say is your most-played track?

Probably any song on the Born To Die: Paradise Edition album by Lana Del Rey—it’s always on repeat.

Where is your favorite travel destination?

Every time I go I’m blown away by the ancient architecture and the street food. It’s also where I was born, so it’s home!

Any other interesting fact about you?

I once rapped to “Lose Yourself” by Eminem on stage in front of over 100 people while I was in college.

What’s the one phone app you absolutely can’t live without?

I can’t live without Instagram. It feeds my design inspiration and helps me express my own personal aesthetic.