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Patricia (Patty) Kovic

Patricia (Patty) Kovic
Professor
Teaches In
Artists, Community and Teaching
Creative Action
Product Design
Education: 

Graduate Studies, Brooklyn College, New York 
BSA, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York

Bio/Affiliation: 

Patricia Kovic has extensive experience in senior design positions with Knoll International and McGraw Hill Publishing. Her list of clients includes Swatch, Polo Ralph Lauren, New York Life, Prescriptives and IBM.
She is part of the creative team at Facility, a brand and design consultancy in Los Angeles, and a Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, where she focuses on a successful interdisciplinary teaching practice through the Product Design, Artist Community and Teaching and Creative Action programs. She is lead faculty for the Creative Action course NEIGHBORGAPBRIDGE, which received the Design Ignites Change Award, given to designers and architects who want to make a difference. She was awarded the Teaching Artist in Residence at the Skirball Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition “Creating the United States.”

Awards/Honors: 
Publications:  
  • 2015 AICAD SYMPOSIUM: NEW PARADIGMS, “Tragedy of the Commons: Why AICAD Should Not Collaborate”
  • 2015 IDSA: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATIONWhite Paper: “Ready Or Not, Here We Come — Play As A Vehicle for Innovation and Connection in Education and Our Communities”
  • 2014 IDSA: EXCHANGE, White Paper: “Neighbor/ Gap/Bridge Empathy Driven, Community Informed Education”
Clients/Employment History:  

Prescriptives, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hot Sox, Liz Claiborne, Swatch, Murad, Schumacher, Knoll International, ICF, Westpoint Stevens, Mastercard International, IBM