Since grade 9 art class I’ve known that I wanted to become a graphic designer. My teacher Mr. Petrasko gave me a ‘Graphis’ magazine to go through as inspiration for our latest project. I asked him, ‘What type of art is this?’ He then went on to describe to me all the things that graphic designers work on. I was sold. From then on I made it my goal to somehow find a way to do this every day.
Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. — JULIA CHILD
ART + DESIGN THAT HAS LEFT THE BIGGEST IMPRESSION:
Bauhaus Movement, everything by Ray and Charles Eames, Alexander Calder’s kinetic art (mobiles), Helvetica, all work by Mondrian (I am especially attracted to anything white and grid-like).
VICE: Anything Mac related / Tequila / Modern furniture that is white
DESIGN HERO/HEROINE: Barbara Kruger
FAVORITE PROJECT: SSTC Science Centre in Saudi Arabia. By far the biggest challenge in my career so far. It was like going back to school for science and cultural studies. I learned so much and met so many great people during this project. It was a phenomenal 2 & 1/2 years…