Katie Tonkovich

katie-tonkovich

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY MFA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Katie Tonkovich grew up in Seattle where she spent most of her childhood running around in the great outdoors. She attended Pitzer College in Los Angeles where she majored in Fine Arts and International Intercultural Studies, then journeyed to San Francisco to study graphic design with an emphasis in sustainability at the Academy of Art University. Her thesis, Blaze, is an app which lets people help fundraise for the California State Parks by completing sponsored hikes. When she is not sketching or designing, she continues to run around in the great outdoors.

FAVORITE COLOR?
Teal

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Trade Gothic

FAVORITE APP?
Airbnb, Somebody

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Bored to Death

FAVORITE BOOK?
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Animal Farm

FAVORITE MOVIES?
Little Ms. Sunshine

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Lykke Li, Glass Animals

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
James Turrell

BOOKMARKED WEBSITES?
NPR, Underconsideration, Fastcodesign

YOUR DESIGN HERO?
James Victore

TALENT YOU WISH YOU POSSESSED?
Patience

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Make Art

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Do Less

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