Kelli Bertolino

KELLI-BERTOLINO

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

I am a senior graphic design major at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. I was drawn to graphic design through editorial layouts in fashion magazines, and I find inspiration in film, fashion, comic books, and music. I feel I am influenced by the structure of European-based design, and the visuals of pop culture. I find that sketching is an important first step in the design process, and believe it can solve any creative block, along with walks around the city. I have a soft spot for layout design, and a newfound love for branding. When I’m not designing I can be found petting small dogs or baking cookies.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Philadelphia Currently live in a blur of 9pt type and grids.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Boba Fett

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I used to play the piano and violin.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Voltron

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

ANY PETS?
No :(

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English, the Philadelphian dialect

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Fall, Empire Strikes Back

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Alphonse Mucha

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Drawing

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
Nice use of white space.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Comic books

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Warm tones

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Avenir

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is knowing when the design is complete. Weakness is overthinking.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Something in fashion.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
You gotta.

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