Designer Profile: Kori Webb

If you don’t know what UNT Design Works is, you’re missing out. Run by Union Marketing, Design Works is a print shop that prints large and small format specialty print jobs, as well as operates as a graphic design firm. Services are available to students, departments, and the public. Design Works produces a lot of really great designs (hence the name) so we would like to take some time to profile the excellent designers we have on staff not just because they’re awesome but so you can see their past work and find insight on their personal style, should you like to hire them.

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Kori Webb, INFP

  1.  Input
  2. Intelection
  3. Empathy
  4. Futuristic
  5. Individualization

“I guess that I like solving problems. The harder the problem, the more rewarding it is to find a solution. I like to kind of test my limits in that way, and there have been times where I’ve bit off more than I could chew, but I think it’s made me a stronger designer as a whole because I know exactly what I can and can’t do, and when and how to take risks.”

WHAT SONGS ARE ON YOUR DESIGNER PLAYLIST?

Sad Machine by Porter Robertson

You’re On by Madeon (feat. Kyan)

Under Stars by AURORA

Self Control by Frank Ocean

WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

“Probably a cat. Because they sleep a lot, but also because they seem like very thoughtful animals, and you never really know what they’re thinking. They’re just doing their own thing, staring off into space and knocking cups off of tables.”

WHAT IS YOUR BRAIN FOOD? 

 “Fruit roll-ups. It’s not uncommon for me to go through an entire box when I’m particularly stumped on a project. It’s probably, definitely unhealthy.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?  

“Blue, specifically turquoise. I also really like pastels, like dusty pinks and pale yellows. Basically any color that’s kind of soft and muted and easy on the eyes. They’re so light and whimsical.”

WHAT TOOLS COULD YOU NOT DESIGN WITHOUT? 

“My Wacom tablet. Props to designers who can create awesome work with just a keyboard and mouse, because I can’t do it. I’m too illustrative.”

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? 

“Laptop, Wacom tablet, sketchbook, tracing paper, umbrella, earphones, and too many gel pens.”

 

WHAT WOULD YOU BE IF YOU WEREN’T A GRAPHIC DESIGNER?  

“A writer. I love design and I’m very happy with the career I’ve chosen, but It’s been by dream to publish a novel since I was seven.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE (OR LEAST FAVORITE) TYPEFACE?  

“Currently FF DIN. It’s pretty versatile, clean, simple but with just the right amount of character to set it apart from default faces. I have a special hatred for Bleeding Cowboys. Not only is it objectively hideous, but I grew up in tiny East Texas town where everyone thought it was great, so I associate it with every barbecue joint within a 50 mile radius of my childhood home.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING A GRAPHIC DESIGNER? 

It’s such an amazingly useful and important skill. Design has the power to persuade, teach, raise awareness, and inspire change. There are a lot of great ideas out there, and sometimes those ideas need a voice in the form of visual communication to help make them heard. I can use my skills to put clothes on those ideas and extend their reach and deepen their impact, which is pretty cool. That design is something I’m really passionate about and enjoy doing is even cooler.

You can follow Kori on Behance.