MINT residency application

MAY 2021

Hi! I'm Tatiana Bell. The following is my application for the MINT Leap Year 2021 residency. This is an amazing opportunity, and I am so grateful to live and work in a city that values and supports their creatives. I have emailed and linked the PDF version of my application, but I also provide an interactive component that allows the reader more space to learn about myself and my work. I hope you enjoy learning about me as much as I have enjoyed the process of telling my story.



pronouns: she/her

address: 3995 Frey Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

phone: (770) 337-7963

email: tatiananbell@gmail.com

website: tatianabell.design

instagram:  wtchassbtch


Are you currently enrolled in a college or university?

I am in the final week of my degree program at Kennesaw State University and have petitioned to graduate with a B.S. in Interactive Design in May 2021, prior the start of the residency.

Applicant Profile—Question 1

Tatiana Bell (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary interaction designer and visual artist who is currently graduating with a B.S in Interactive Design and a minor in Technical Communication from Kennesaw State University. Meanwhile, she is leading design projects, pursuing her artistic career, interning with the Community Engagement and Arts team at Atlanta Regional Commission, and bidding adieu to her beloved position at the Zuckerman Museum of Art to embark on a new journey as Communications Manager for Living Walls.


Tatiana's work is as intersectional as her identity. As a mixed (Black, Greek, and Persian if you're wondering) queer female-identifying person, there are limited accessible spaces to which she inherently "belongs." She overcomes this challenge by embracing the possibilities of creating spaces that do not yet exist for herself and others.


I design experiences that encourage connection through community engagement. With an emphasis on marginalized experiences, my work explores how we can evolve technologically while keeping our experiences grounded in the physical world.


Community Engagement + Arts Intern

Atlanta Regional Commission

January 2021 - Present

Shift Lead | Museum Education Intern

Zuckerman Museum of Art

August 2018 - Present

Workshop Facilitator
Zuckerman Museum of Art | Sol Underground

October 2019 - Present

Freelance Designer

Atlanta Art Guide | Web Platform

January 2021 - Present

Cayse | Virtual Gallery

February 2021

Acres | Mobile App

January 2020 - Present

Community Event Flyers

May 2019 - Present



Sol Underground

January 2021

New Visions Juried Exhibition

Zuckerman Museum of Art

January 2021

Vote Tree Installation

Atlanta BeltLine

January 2021

Solo Exhibition

Urban Grind Coffee Shop

July 2020

Visions Juried Exhibition

Zuckerman Museum of Art

January 2020

Freelance Art


November 2019 - Present


Kennesaw State University

BS in Interactive Design

Minor in Technical Communication

August 2016 - May 2021


TCID Outstanding Senior Award

John J. Burns Scholarship

Honors Research Scholar

Dean’s List


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