BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
My name is Kyra Morgan, and I am a senior currently pursuing a BFA in Visual Communication. I was born in Southern California but raised in Noblesville, IN with my parents and my four siblings (in dead middle with two older brothers and two younger sisters). Having always enjoyed creating art when I was younger, I finally decided to declare my major in graphic design on the last day of my freshman orientation, and I haven’t looked back since. When I’m not in front of the computer, I enjoy reading novels, shopping for records, and hunting for my next great thrift find.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Although looking at other examples of successful graphic design is always helpful when finding inspiration, I often feel the most inspired when I consume art outside of my chosen field, especially within movies and illustration.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
Logo design, branding, and typography design.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
I did not expect to be able to identify fonts out in the wild just off the top of my head.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
Annie Atkins and her superb work in the props design for movies and TV, especially in Wes Anderson films.
WHAT ARE YOU READING, LISTENING TO, WATCHING?
I’m almost always reading The Lord of the Rings, listening to either early shoegaze and dream pop bands like Cocteau Twins or Asobi Seksu, or indie rock/pop artists (Wolf Alice, Widowspeak, Yo La Tengo are some of my favorites). I’m either watching anime or a Youtube video essay about some show or movie that I may (or may not…) have seen.