CREATIVE DIRECTOR & ART DIRECTOR, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING, NEW YORK NY
Randi Press and Kristin Glick began working together in 2005 at New York City Economic Development Corporation. With Randi as Creative Director and Kristin as Art Director, they rebranded the non-profit agency through the use of collateral, direct mail, advertising, and online graphics. In 2015, Randi and Kristin joined Memorial Sloan Kettering. As Creative Director, Randi transformed the Medical Graphics Department into Design and Creative Services and began building and expanding her creative vision and culture of design thought leadership. As Art Director, Kristin approaches each project with a strong sense of creative purpose and strategic solutions. Their roles and expertise uniquely situate them to influence perception and relationships among diverse audiences, including doctors, scientists, patients, and caregivers. Their passion for design and proven track record of building strong brands has led to dozens of design awards, including GDUSA and Graphis.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
K: I was born in Washington DC, and currently live in Garden City NY. R: I was born in New Haven CT and currently live in NYC.
DID YOU GO TO DESIGN SCHOOL?
K: Yes, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County. R: Yes, The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
K: Righty. R: Righty
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
K: Morning person. R: Both
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
K: Not really. R: I’m a singer
K: Phantom Tollbooth. R: Atlas Shrugged
K: Forrest Gump. R: Funny Girl (I’m old school)
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
K: The Office, Rectify. R: Gilmore Girls
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
K: Instagram. R: Instagram
FAVORITE PODCAST? K: Stay tuned with Preet. R: Ted Talks
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
K: Ansel Adams. R: Matisse and Georgia O’Keefe
FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE?
K: Glut1 Deficiency Foundation. R: International Relief Fund
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
K: Hanging with my husband and kids. R: Baking
K: Nothing. R: No, I live in NYC!
WHICH AREA OF GRAPHIC DESIGN IS GROWING THE MOST?
K: Web. R: Graphics in Video
K: Alexander Dux. R: Mr. Pratt and Mr. Faucet, my drawing and design teachers from UConn
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
K: Time management. R: Being able to multitask
ADVICE TO A YOUNG DESIGNER JUST STARTING OUT?
K: Do great work and treat people well, don’t be afraid to fail. R: Every idea has potential, never be afraid to go for it.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
K: A nurse. R: A chef
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
K: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” R: “You got this.”