THE COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART
Kelsey Mitchell is currently a junior graphic design student. From making fictional menus on her parent’s old computer in middle school, to cutting up pages from her mom’s old Shape magazines, she always subliminally knew of her love of letters. Alongside her alphabet-driven interests, she also performs in musical theater. Together, these methods of creating evoke a love of world building and making of systems formally and imaginatively. Now immersed in studio work, she enjoys making posters and chapbooks which illustrate these ideas. She enjoys silkscreening, raspberry-lime seltzer, and humming her favorite songs.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in New Jersey, currently live in New York
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Ursula from Little Mermaid, Andy from Sixteen Candles
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Yes! I played marimba in high school and sing.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
The Big Comfy Couch
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Irish Fairy Tales by William Butler Yeats
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Only English, but I would love to know Spanish.
Sleeping Beauty, Sing Street, or Wuthering Heights
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Currently, Heironymus Bosch or the Limbourg Brothers.
American Transplant Foundation
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Attending/photographing concerts or going to the Met
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
You did a great job! (I was just in a musical).
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Lately, books on Irish literature … consistently, postcards and photos
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Blue, but mostly black & white
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Lately, Pixel Party & Inconsolata…consistently ITC Century
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is layout, letterpress printing; weakness is color!
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Musical theater actor or Disney Imagineer
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
When one door closes, another opens!