Originally from Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Kristina Selinski is currently a student at Pratt in Utica NY studying Communications Design with a focus in Advertising Art Direction. Alongside advertising, Selinski has indulged herself in many different forms of art. As a result, her film and photography work has been recognized in Sewer Magazine Volume 1 and featured on Pratt Portfolios on Behance. Selinski plans to pursue her love for photography and painting in addition to design. Upon graduating with her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2019, Kristina Selinski plans to stay in NYC working for one of the various creatively charged advertising companies there.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, but I’m at school in NY state now.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty, but ambidextrous when I paint.
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I’m both, I get my best work done at 2am, but I love to be awake early so I don’t waste the day.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
I can’t say that I have one.
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I’m interested in learning! But unfortunately I can’t play anything right now.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
I was a big fan of anything Cartoon Network, I really liked Dexter’s Laboratory.
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
Two dogs – Max & Charlie
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Currently, The DAPL donation fund.
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Listening to music and reading a good book when I get the chance to.
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“I like your glasses!”
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Coins! My Grandpa got me into it
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Lately there’s been this light pastel pink flooding my designs and paintings.
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Greatest strength is my persistence to get it right, weakest strength is my persistence to get it right. It takes a lot of my time up, I may redo a project 5 times before I eventually like it. If I manage my time right though, it may work to my advantage in the end.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A painter, I’ve always enjoyed the fine arts.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
You have to make sacrifices for the bigger things you want in life.