Graphic Design USA has released its annual list recognizing the rising talent of undergraduate, graduate or continuing education students across the nation. Kate Manos (MFA Graphic Design '18) and Chase Shewbridge (BFA Graphic Design '19) were recognized for 2019. Otis College of Art and Design students were also recognized by GDUSA in 2018 and 2017.
Kate Manos (MFA Graphic Design '18) is a graphic designer born, living and focused on Los Angeles. Collecting and capturing the accelerated change her city is experiencing through systems such as Google Street View, Kate distributes these digital observations using available printing methods. Kate sees the designer’s role as one of both authorship and intention, and strives to create a practice that incorporates social responsibility. She has just completed her MFA in Graphic Design and she is currently the designer at Clockshop, a multidisciplinary arts organization located in Frogtown – which marries her love of design, LA, community-building, and the arts. Previously, she was the Brand Director at very nice, a consultancy that gives half of its work away for free. Kate currently lives in the Arts District of Downtown with her husband, two black cats, and a mutt named Charlie. Read Kate's full interview.
Chase Shewbridge (BFA Graphic Design '19) will graduate in May with a BFA in Graphic Design. Chase’s design work ranges from careful minimal compositions to messy grainy typography and everything in between. When designing, Chase enjoys considering all possibilities in a digital space by bringing in hand-drawn or self-manipulated imagery or typography to add a special level of dimension. He believes in merging music into design whenever he can. His design playlist includes Donna’s Dim All The Lights and the entirety of Robyn’s new album. Chase dreams of designing album covers and packaging for artists like SZA, Solange, Wet, and Frank Ocean, to name a few. Read Chase's full interview.
Otis College of Art and Design offers a year-long MFA Graphic Design program blending design exploration, critical inquiry, and applied projects as well as an undergraduate BFA Graphic Design emphasis as part of the Communications Arts major.
Image: Photos of Chase Shewbridge and Kate Manos.