MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MICA)
Daniel Frumhoff is a graphic designer with an emphasis in typography. He holds a BFA from Webster University in Graphic Design and four Certificates from the Basel School of Design in Color Theory, Poster Design, Typeface Design, and Motion Design. Currently, he studies, practices, and teaches graphic design at MICA, where he is working towards his MFA. Daniel enjoys designing for print and screen, typeface design, screen-printing, letterpress, motion design, and illustration. He dreams of a world where design seamlessly integrates with functionality to facilitate social progression. He is a winner of the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards as well as awards from HOW, Core77 and GDUSA, among others. Daniel has exhibited work throughout the U.S. and at the Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture in Tromsø, Norway.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in St. Louis. I live in Baltimore to study at MICA.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Steve Jobs, Massimo Vignelli
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Yes. Drums, guitar, piano, and musical typing.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Malcolm Grear – Inside/Outside
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Inception, Interstellar
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, James Turrell, Marcel Duchamp
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Netflix, finding new music, concerts, traveling, social media
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I’m compassionate and understanding
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Screen-printed posters, typefaces, songs, design publications
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Black and white
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Tiempos, Gotham, Unica
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
I’m multi-talented, love visual form, and collaboration. However, I’m a procrastinator and sometimes I get consumed by my work.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Music producer or architect
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. ‑ Ferris Bueller