Kinzie Burke

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NC STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DESIGN

Kinzie Burke is a senior pursuing a BA in Graphic Design at NC State University College of Design. She is a multidisciplinary designer who believes in ideation and innovation at the core. She strives to use design to tell stories that constantly push boundaries and expectations. She continually seeks out opportunities to learn and foster her curiosity. During her college years and time working, she has come to value experience design, branding, collaboration, and the design thinking process. From a young age, Kinzie has been interested in visual design, craft, and storytelling in different facets. She enjoys travel, photography, laughing, and being surrounded by positive people.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Carmel NY and live currently live in Raleigh and Charlotte NC

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty tighty!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a night owl, I get waves of inspiration at night and always have a notebook or notes app convenient next to my bed.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Edna Mode

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Harry Potter and Inception

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Maniac, Mr. Robot, and Gilmore Girls

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Design Matters with Debbie Millman

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Jenny Holzer, Richard Serra, Keith Harring

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Bible and The Handmaid’s Tale

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Green Chair provides reused and donated furniture to individuals recovering from homelessness, crisis, or disaster.

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Exploring/traveling, photography, looking up random pieces of information, and trying new things!

DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Tried to play the piano, ukulele, snare drum, even failed in percussion class in Middle School because I could not keep a beat.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I would be in business. I have an entrepreneurial spirit and I love collaborating with startups. I have a passion for searching for jobs for my friends, and for analyzing and looking for improvements in business spaces and work culture.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Look for the beauty in all things.”

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