Mallory Kubenik

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MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN

Currently in her 4th year at MIAD, Mallory thrives on developing innovative, creative solutions. Throughout her years studying design, Mallory has established a foundation for her creative process through the marrying of research, strategy and conceptual thinking in parallel to her design skills. She has a passion for branding and defining identities, while embracing the art of storytelling through her Omni campaign work. In her free time, she enjoys people-watching in Milwaukee coffee shops, exploring the racks at local thrift stores and lounging with her two cats.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Waukesha WI / Hales Corners, WI.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I love early mornings, but I am more productive during the evening

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Schitt’s Creek

FAVORITE PODCAST?
The Glossy Podcast

FAVORITE BOOK?
Just Kids By Patti Smith

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Call Me By Your Name

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Andre Moya

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Planned Parenthood

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Exploring city hot spots – restaurants, museums, galleries and entertainment venues.

FAVORITE DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR WORKING TODAY?
I look up to Jessica Walsh, especially after launching &Walsh

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Identity design is my favorite, but I love the challenge that comes with packaging

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would definitely be an aesthetician

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Not only does MIAD allow students to experiment, fail and learn from what does not work, but it also provides students with real-world, client-facing opportunities

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Above all, be kind

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