Katie Kulper // PSU Grad – 2008

Posted on Oct 1st, 2008 by Command Save

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What type of work are you doing? What is your position/title, group
and place of work?
I am currently filling my time with freelance work, web sites,
identity design, and environmental design. I occasionally do some
freelance work for Downstream. Recently I've been getting back into
block printing.


How did you find your current design position?
Word of mouth.

What projects are you working on currently?
This is somewhat design related since I would consider myself more
of a designer than an artist: I'm showing at collection of linoleum
block prints at Bakery Bar, (1028 SE Water Ave., PDX) starting Monday,
October 6, 2008.

What do you like best about your position or projects?
I love designing. There's so much variety.

In what ways (faculty, program, projects, classes, etc) was PSU-GD
successful inpreparing you for being a professional designer?
I learned that all-nighters happen and working hard is ALWAYS worth
it. Don't count on other people to push your ideas to the next level.
Oh, and, being able to articulate your ideas/concepts is essential,
it's best to be over prepared and to have visuals.

What suggestions to have for PSU-GD to improve upon or
information/content that you should have had in school but did not get?
Early on the in the program, the majority of projects are posters
projects. Too many poster projects. I would have like to have been
introduced to areas outside of print design  (like environmental &
product design) earlier on.

Any other thoughts about being a designer that you would like to
share (things you wish you had known or just any thing of interest to you?
Saying yes to one thing means that you're saying no to something else.

Would you share a link to a site or a book or ? that you frequent
for inspiration?
Altitude: Contemporary Swiss Graphic Design, by Claudia Mareis,
Robert Klanten, and Nicolas Bourquin. The binding of the book is the
most beautiful and inspiring part. 

Also, fine little day, is a charming blog.