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Patricia (Patty) Kovic

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

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

Bio/Affiliation: 

Patricia Kovic’s extensive experience includes 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.


Ms. Kovic is part of the creative team at Facility, a brand and design consultancy in Los Angeles, as well as 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. Ms. Kovic was awarded the Teaching Artist in Residence at the Skirball Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition “Creating the United States.”

 

At Otis, Ms. Kovic focuses on an interdisciplinary teaching practice in Product Design, Communication Arts, and Creative Action/Integrated Learning Program where she serves as the lead faculty for NEIGHBOR/ GAP/ BRIDGE, an experimental teaching laboratory. In 2012, Ms. Kovic was awarded the Teaching Artist in Residence at the Skirball Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition "Creating the United States." She enjoys reimagining design education and most recently presented her ideas at the 2015 AICAD Symposium. Her writing about future models for design education are published in both the 2014 and 2015 IDSA Educational Gallery.

 

Awards/Honors: 

Design Ignites Change Award

Awarded the Teaching Artist in Residence at the Skirball Cultural Center

Otis Faculty Development Grants, Fall 2015 and Fall 2013

Gold Award, ID Magazine
Gold Award, Communication Arts Magazine
AIGA, Communication Graphics and Art Directors Club Award

 

Publications:  

2015 AICAD SYMPOSIUM: NEW PARADIGMS
Tragedy of the Commons: Why AICAD Should Not Collaborate”

2015 IDSA: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
White 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