Talia Cotton

TALIA-COTTON

THE NEW SCHOOL’S PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Talia is pursuing her BFA in Communication Design. At Parsons, she works as Design Assistant to AIGA Medalist Lucille Tenazas, and has been a Research Assistant to MPS Director Brendan Griffiths. While an undergraduate, she served as TA in graduate-level classes for design and coding, and guest-instructed undergraduate typography at City University of New York. Talia has done design work for Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, as well as way­finding and editorial design for designwajskol. Most recently, she designed the Designed Realities’ Lab Biennale for Dunne & Raby. Currently, Talia is both a Research Assistant for BFA Design Technology Director Justin Bakse — on a 3D-texture javascript drawing library — and a Junior Designer at The Inlay in NYC. As a designer who loves to code, she is exploring new ways to approach design and branding through computational and procedural methods.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
New York City and New York City

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Right!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person who stays up till 4 am

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Yeezy

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Cinema Paradiso

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
I grew up on Classical. It’s always that, and something else, right now that and 80’s soul

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Good old face-to-face

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Oh boy, somewhere between Degas and Fischli & Weiss

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Principles of Art by R.G. Collingwood

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Medical Research!!!

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Nothing compares to playing piano.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Pilot

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Brick walls are there to test how badly you want something.
STWP: 16

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