ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
Jack Moore is a graphic designer and former farm-kid from Nipomo CA. He is currently a candidate for an MFA in Graphic Design. He holds a BA in English from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, where his focus was on visual rhetoric and technical writing. While this may seem an unconventional career trajectory, he’s always loved art and reading. Studying English helped him focus these skills into a love for strategy, branding, and print design — as well as the graphic design process, the possibility to tell stories, and the ability to empathize with an audience through the work. When not spending his time kerning, he likes traveling and exploring the world outside, cooking, reading, and fielding questions about what it was like growing up on an avocado farm.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born and raised on an avocado farm in Nipomo CA and currently live in Pasadena
STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
Studying on campus. The thing I miss most is the creative community of friends and colleagues.
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person all the way, I’m like a gremlin after midnight.
In The Mood for Love by Wong Kar Wai
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
Most recently, Watchmen
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram, what a surprise
The Bechdel Cast
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
J.M.W. Turner, Wendy Red Star, Neri Oxman
Torn between between Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, and On Beauty by Zadie Smith.
No New Jails NYC, Where Are the Black Designers, Black Visions Collective and Design To Divest
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
I’ve enjoyed cooking more; it forces me to step away from work.
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE ROLE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
Designers like to talk about how design can change the world, but design can only do so if it becomes more inclusive and diverse. We need to lift up BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices, open up leadership roles to them, and make design education more accessible to these communities.
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