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NYUAD Commencement Torch

A silver torch, designed by Tiffany & Co., has been lit and carried at every NYU graduation since 1911. I led the design team who created the parallel NYU Abu Dhabi torch to be carried at the first commencement in 2014 and every one since, passed from one graduating class to the next. We proposed two designs to be voted on by the student body, both inspired by cultural elements of the city of Abu Dhabi but remaining true to the structure of the NYU torch. I also created technical renderings for the chosen design and worked with suppliers to have the silver torch created in time for NYUAD's inaugural commencement ceremony.