Aaqifa Altaf is a graphic design student who believes in learning through inference and observation. Self-reflection is her key to unlocking the wonders in nature that are essential to her understanding of design. In the past two years at VCUQatar, she has developed meaningful work by reading a variety of materials and critically looking at the things around her, which shape and inspire her creative thinking. Over the years, reading has made her appreciate the written form of language, and how it lives on paper has nurtured her love for hand lettering.