NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
Victoria “Tori” Kuzmicki is currently in her second decade of self-discovery. She recognized her talent for drawing in the 8th grade and decided to venture into graphic design after working as a yearbook editor in high school. Outside of the arts, Tori finds clarity in being surrounded by nature. She often escapes to beaches at sunrise and plant nurseries during the week as a method of recharging the soul. Tori also enjoys learning about psychology and watching cartoons in her free time. These activities inspire her work as an artist and designer. She hopes to serve as a museum curator following her graduation from NSU (but she wouldn’t turn down an opportunity to design tattoos).
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I daydream about creating 3D floor designs for gallery spaces that guide exhibition visitors. This idea came to me after I created flooring graphics for a virtual 3D exhibition that I co-curated last year. It would assist impaired individuals in safely and comfortably navigating open museum spaces and guide access to the artwork. I want to help visitors have a fulfilling experience in galleries.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’ve asked myself tough questions this year regarding my identity and the state of life, and I search for others interested in growing selfawareness of how life unfolds. Video essays analyzing the impact of films, books, and economic activities intrigue me the most. People are continuously evolving as individuals, so I seek content that prompts me to question my perspectives, feelings, and beliefs. I also enjoy rap and R&B from the 90’s and 2000’s. This music relaxes my mind so I can design more openly, and also reminds me of my childhood.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
My peers at NSU. I appreciate their rejection of outdated design principles and desire to do something different. I love that my classmates are unconcerned with appealing to the exclusive and prestigious design standards that have silenced the voices of so many people outside the status quo.