Kathryn Stalnaker is a recent Auburn University graduate with a BFA in Graphic Design. Those closest to her would say she has a quirky personality with an incurable addiction to Diet Coke. Her years in the Graphic Design program have cultivated a lifelong passion and desire to work in an industry full of creatives and within a collaborative work environment. Kathryn’s interests span across areas such as branding, web, print, packaging and advertising (be warned, she will likely strike up a conversation about typography). At times her approach to design is delicate and feminine, while others are striking and dominant with type. Either way, she enjoys the process from sketch to finish, knowing that concept is just as important as aesthetic.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Birmingham AL and still here!
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Bathsheba Everdene, Bridget Jones
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
If playing handbells counts, then yes!
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
No, but I desperately want a cat!
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Pride & Prejudice, About Time, Far From the Madding Crowd
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Vik Muniz, Gerhard Richter, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh
Starkey Hearing Foundation
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I read this question to my sister. She said… ‘Dang girl, you fine.’
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Journals, design posters
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is very sensitive with typography. Weakness is sometimes get stuck looking for inspiration rather than starting the design process.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Change is a good thing.