Kristen Ashton

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KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

Kristen Ashton is a Graphic Design student in her junior year at The Kansas City Art Institute. As a mother of two, she works diligently to balance motherhood, work, school, and design. Growing up on a dairy farm, Kristen learned the value of hard work early in life. Her dedication to detail and strong work ethic have made for a successful student career thus far. Focusing also in sound design and production, Kristen enjoys merging her skill set into animations with kinetic typography and interactive sound and light sculptures. Graduating in May 2017, Kristen will pursue a career that combines her love for sound production, motion graphics, and interactive design.

FAVORITE COLOR?
Black

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Avenir

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
King of the Hill

FAVORITE BOOK?
Right now Franz Kafka’s Complete Stories

FAVORITE MOVIES?
Amelie, The Big Lebowski, Everything Is Illuminated, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Shining

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
The Black Angels, The Impossible Shapes

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Behance, I really dislike social media, blogs are fine

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Mark Rothko

YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Bruno Munari

TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
Virtuoso

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I’d probably be a musician. Before I went back to school I was a medical assistant.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington

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