PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Likando Kumoyo is a senior Communication Design student. Originally from Zambia, she has lived in the U.S., Tunisia, Egypt and France, and approaches her work with an open mind and global perspective. A lover of all things art related, her work often focuses on promoting the arts and engaging the public. Likando is constantly looking to deepen her knowledge and skills, and is inspired by the possibilities and positive impact that design has on art and on society as a whole.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Lusaka, Zambia and now live in New York City.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person, but sometimes need the help of some coffee.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Leslie Knope. I aspire to be as dedicated and organized as she is.
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I played piano growing up.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Out of the box!
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English (French is a work in progress).
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
The Marilyn Violet Foundation helps provide school supplies and goods children and families in New York City
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Cooking and trying to recreate the recipes in Tasty videos.
LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I was told a design project had the potential to continue and succeed in the “real world” after school!
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Various types of ephemera from events and travels.
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
I tend to prefer black and white.
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
It’s a close tie between Circular and Futura.
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is attention to detail. I use it to go the extra mile to enrich an experience or design. My lack of drawing skills is a weakness.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A cook/pastry chef or wedding planner.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Function in disaster, finish in style and keep calm at the core of your being. ‑ Lucy Madeira