Michelle Gong

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ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

Michelle Gong is a graphic designer with a background in fine art and illustration based in Los Angeles. She recently graduated from ArtCenter College of Design with distinction, and holds a BFA in Graphic Design. Her work often investigates the coalescence of high and low culture through print and screen-based work, spatial installations, and identity systems. She is currently interested in the anxiety between social technology and the human condition, machine learning/vision, and selfie culture.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, currently residing in Los Angeles

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Afternoon person

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Salem from Sabrina (the 90s sitcom)

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Fireplace 4K on Netflix

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
I have soft spot for bad procedural crime dramas like Criminal Minds

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Somewhere between lo-fi beats, synth pop, and pop punk

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram: it’s got everything: art, design, memes, and cat videos

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Moreau, Matisse, and Rothko

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace by Margaret Wertheim

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Planned Parenthood

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Cooking, baking, napping

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Fine artist or illustrator, but outside of creative field an anthropologist or astrophysicist.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“I’ll solve it in my sleep.”

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