Parker Seydel

STW2019_PARKER_SEYDEL

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE

Parker Seydel is a junior pursuing his BFA at Kansas City Art Institute. He is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in motion design, editorial and packaging design. Problem-solving is at the core of his practice and he explores a subject throughout a process to manifest its full potential. He believes to be a designer is to be someone who helps, and his goal is to help others by creating impactful, groundbreaking work.

 

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Dallas TX but now live in the Westport area of Kansas City.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Right handed

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a night owl. It’s not uncommon to find me working at weird hours of the night.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Walter Mitty of the Secret Life of Walter Mitty

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Lords of Dogtown

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
My Hero Academia

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE PODCAST?
The Art of Manliness and 99% Invisible

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Takashi Murakami

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Universal Methods of Design

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
Compassion International

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Rollerblading and Disc Golf

DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
I used to play saxophone but now my computer is my most commonly used musical instrument

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Fashion/Video Production

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Sacrifice now so that later you don’t have to.” – Janice Seydel

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