UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
Levi Volpe is a senior Graphic Design BFA student currently bouncing between Philadelphia and the New York City metropolitan area. Drawing inspiration from his many passions — photography, cooking, illustration, playing instruments, and more — he considers himself a jack of all trades who approaches his design practice as an interdisciplinary process. In an ever evolving industry, he believes in design that is as collaborative and accessible as it is able to solve problems. While the print and editorial field has his heart, Levi has both professional and student experience in branding, motion graphics, and product design, striving for precision and thoughtfulness in every discipline.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
All forms of music, my design peers, finding great design in unexpected places. And my Pinterest moodboards.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I love all things print, publication, and editorial — branding too.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
It’s okay to make something ugly at first to make way for the beautiful.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
Josef Müller-Brockmann. His mastery of type, color, space, and ability to synthesize them all into a striking yet minimalist design was unlike that of any other.
WHAT ARE YOU READING, LISTENING TO, WATCHING?
Anything and everything to do with the most obscure extreme metal bands I can find.