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Students to Watch in 2012 BACK FORWARD

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natalie sims

PRATT INSTITUTE

Natalie Sims grew up in sunny Southern California, studying communication in tandem with letterpress printing at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently in her second year of the M.F.A. degree program in Communications Design at Pratt Institute. Her thesis studies revolve around an interrogation of objects and a negotiation of the space between matter and mythology. She is living and conspiring in Brooklyn NY.

What have you gained from attending design school?
“Wow, so much. I have grown and pushed myself in ways I never could have predicted. We talk everyday about the future of the profession, and while everyone in the design world seems to be in a state of informed bewilderment about where it’s going, it is very empowering to be at the threshold of the discussion. I am a firm believer that designers are in the business of shaping the material world, and it is exhilarating to be involved in that.”

Favorite Color?
If black doesn’t count, magenta
Favorite Typeface?
DIN Next Rounded
Favorite Apps?
Google Translate, Pocketbooth
Favorite TV Show?
Nova
Favorite Books?
The Size of Thoughts, Mythologies,
Everything and More, We Have Never Been Modern,
Deep Simplicity, Important Artifacts
Favorite Movies?
La Plan`te Sauvage, Chinatown, Mystery Train
Favorite Music?
Brian Eno, John Prine
Favorite Fine Artists?
John Baldessari, Tauba Auerbach
Favorite Gadget?
Grapefruit spoon
Bookmarked Websites?
Cabinetmagazine, Radiolab, Swisslegacy
Worst Habit?
Buying more books than I can read
New Year’s Resolution?
Spend more time in nature
Things You Can’t Live Without?
NPR, wool socks, Wikipedia
Talent You Wish You Possessed?
Piano virtuoso
Best Gift Ever Received?
List of movies someone thought I would love
Mantra or Saying You Live By?
“Stay tough.”

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