MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN (MIAD)
Tony Holz is a bilingual visual thinker and creator with an eclectic sense of identity, currently finishing up his degree in Communication Design at MIAD. Tony’s early exposure to colorful characters in anime and video games is the predicted reason behind his sparkly passion for illustration and animation in design … both of which enable Tony to channel and capture life in spirited ways that (he believes) resonate in special areas of the heart.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Woodstock IL, grew up in rural Wisconsin and Chigasaki Japan, now in Milwaukee WI for school
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I’ve been a night owl my whole life but mornings feel healthier for me.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
I feel like an impossible combination of Mai and Sokka from Avatar the Last Airbender sometimes.
Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Incredibles, Your Name
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Any shonen anime will do the job.
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Let’s Fight a Boss
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Edward Hopper, Daehyun Kim
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Man and his Symbols
Trans Lifeline, The Trevor Project, LGBT+ organizations
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Eating, youtube videos, cute video games
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
I truly wish
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
If not art and design, then science and philosophy.
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert, Dune