Myles Thompson

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KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

Myles Thompson is a versatile graphic designer and creative thinker from Brooklyn NY. Growing up in NYC, Myles was surrounded by a plethora of cultures and color which inspires his design work. He attributes skateboarding as a reason for becoming a designer; skateboarding and design share interesting parallels in terms of progression and possibility. Myles is currently a senior at KCAI where he strives to strengthen his overall design sensibility. Myles writes: “Everyday we as designers look to create visual syntax that creates an unspoken connection with our audience. In addition, we look to attribute something to a greater conversation with a purpose. Design has allowed me to think differently and change the way I communicate an important message to the audience.” Recently, Myles acquired a full-time job as a UX product designer in San Francisco. For his final semester at school, he plans to break away from the UX world and design a unisex clothing collection that disrupts structures and binary oppositions.

FAVORITE COLOR?
Navy Blue

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Gotham, Akzidenz Grotesk, Stempel Garamond

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Gay Science, Friedrich Nietzsche

FAVORITE MOVIES?
Poetic Justice, Juice, Straight Outta Compton, Interstellar

FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR BAND?
Sango, Pro Era, Thelonious Monk, Travis Scott, Spooky Black, Gorillaz, Frank Ocean

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Instagram, I’ve met a lot of wonderful creatives

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
The Gonz! (Mark Gonzales)

YOUR DESIGNER HERO?
Wolfgang Weingart

TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
Free-throw line dunking

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I’ve always thought It would be fun to produce music, and perform.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
The only thing that can stop you is you.

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