Katie Story is finishing her BFA at Pratt Institute in Communications Design, Graphic Design with a Creative Writing minor. She sees graphic design as a powerful tool for creating beautiful and practical solutions for a world that needs them, and she enjoys all aspects of design from concept to kerning to coding, motion graphics and illustration. Her work maintains a conceptually rooted and playful spirit. The course of Katie’s life has been determined by cats to an uncanny extent, and she befriends them wherever she goes. She desires to work in branding where her variety of interests can be put to use.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born near Salem MA and live in Brooklyn at Pratt.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
A mid-morning person.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I play the piano, and played the clarinet, long ago.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A leopard gecko named Trebuchet, after the type-face.
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and conversational in Spanish
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Peter Fischli and David Weiss
National Park Foundation
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I made some reportedly excellent brownies.
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Chocolate bar packaging, which I reassemble to look unopened after I have consumed the contents.
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
I keep returning to black and white with red.
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Recently Roboto and Gentium.
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
I hate to make arbitrary aesthetic decisions. Everything should be based in concept or research.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A novelist! I intend to be both.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Keep on keeping on.