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My name is Anna Karpinski.
I'm a senior at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, majoring in Graphic Design. I have other interests, too, though! I really love digital work (mostly illustrative), and I'm fascinated with Typography.
I'm academically inclined towards research (specifically psychology, non-wes… Read More
My name is Anna Karpinski.
I'm a senior at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, majoring in Graphic Design. I have other interests, too, though! I really love digital work (mostly illustrative), and I'm fascinated with Typography.
I'm academically inclined towards research (specifically psychology, non-western history, and random useless facts, if that counts...)
I'm going to try really hard to update my school projects. Enjoy! Read Less
As a student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, I am constantly working towards developing my own place in the Graphic Design field, as well as becoming comfortable with the processes that I use. I have growing interests in typography and in less structured design methods, as well as in working as hard … Read More
As a student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, I am constantly working towards developing my own place in the Graphic Design field, as well as becoming comfortable with the processes that I use. I have growing interests in typography and in less structured design methods, as well as in working as hard on the process as I do the final result. A lot of my process begins with intensive visual and literary research that develops a strong platform for finished product. Although my work has been generally structured and gridded in the past, I am now breaking away from that mold and creating new dynamic compositions that make sense and create a movement for the viewer that keeps their interest and keeps them active.
Even though I am trying to break away from obsessive structure, I still use it in my work as part of the foundation. My Typography One class’s 5th project was a perfect example of this marriage between chaos and structure. Over a series of weeks we created resources to use for this final project: at the end, we were asked to use all 290 images in a poster that would fold into a magazine. I approached the project systematically, with an end result that is hectic but that makes sense. The layers of organization integrate with the variety of chaos. Making the poster into a functioning booklet/magazine was also a challenge that I approached step by step by first making it work as a magazine and then making it flow as a poster. Working by hand is a process I have been excited to work with more and more. This has not only enriched my experience and my understanding of graphic design, but it has become a major part of my process. The process and the product of this project all felt natural to me; perhaps the most natural a process has felt. In this project, and in several others throughout my experience at school, I have learned what steps work best for me, when I feel comfortable and productive using traditional versus digital methods, and at what pace I complete each step. Read Less
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