Daniel Frumhoff

DANIEL-FRUMHOFF

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?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
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

ANY PETS?
I wish

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Inception, Interstellar

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, James Turrell, Marcel Duchamp

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Red Cross

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

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