Zoey Gassner

STW2019_ZOEY_GASSNER

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (CCA)

Zoey Gassner is a designer and writer completing her BFA at California College of the Arts. Her process embraces the play between intentionality and chance. She takes on an experimental approach and revels in the opportunity to explore different mediums both analog and digital. Her inspiration is multidisciplinary, gathering ideas and methodologies across many fields to apply to her practice. Zoey is interested in finding the poetry within design. Recently, she’s been exploring the interactive and experiential potential of her work, thinking about community, conversation, and agency. She finds energy in collaborative, open spaces that welcome all ideas and insights. Zoey is most often found wandering around, laughing loud, or listening to her music.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Munich, Germany. I currently live in Oakland CA.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty, baby.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I love both.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Leslie Knope

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Beginners by Mike Mills

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Parks and Recreation

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Oh man, that’s so hard, there’s so much out there! Depends on the day, the hour, the minute. I always appreciate a tune that I can sing to in my car.

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Sol Lewitt, Cy Twombly, Margaret Kilgallen

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
I read a book of poetry by Harryette Mullen, called Sleeping with the Dictionary.

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
826 Valencia

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Wandering

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I’d be an archivist.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Put the cards on the table” or “jump in the water”

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