Kristin Hinkley

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TYLER SCHOOL OF ART | TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Kristin is a self-professed cultural connoisseur whose socially conscious worldview often works its way into her cross disciplinary designs. An LA native, Kristin builds upon cross-coastal perspectives that help inform and inspire her inviting aesthetic. She finds passion in working strategically and collaboratively with community-oriented brands and initiatives, and has developed a body of work celebrating innovative, human-centered brand processes with the potential to nurture social change. Kristin’s hopes to find a position in the digital realm that allows her to equally practice both design and strategy. She would also like to continue teaching design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Pasadena CA and now live in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia PA. I love it!

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
I am a righty.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person in summer and night owl in winter

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
April and Leslie from Parks and Recreation with Daenerys from Game of Thrones?

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Almost Famous, Lord of the Rings trilogy

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?
People Watching by Cracked.com and anything from The School of Life

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Alphonse Mucha and Salvador Dali

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
The National Psoriasis Foundation. My thesis project is a disease management app created in conjunction with the cause.

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Traveling, hiking, running, yoga

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Writer or travel guide

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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