Katie Tonkovich & Patchara Charoensiri: ‘Students to Watch’
Katie Tonkovich and Patchara Charoensiri are on Graphic Design USA magazine's list of "Students to Watch" in 2015.

Katie Tonkovich and Patchara Charoensiri, both 2014 M.F.A. graduates of Academy of Art University School of Graphic Design, are on Graphic Design USA magazine’s list of “Students to Watch” in 2015.

Graphic Design USA magazine has its editorial eyes on Patchara Charoensiri and Katie Tonkovich. The two recent graduates (both M.F.A., 2015) of the School of Graphic Design are on the magazine’s list of 29 “Students to Watch” in 2015.

In the magazine’s January, readers of the feature can access a brief biography of each student. They also get to learn some personal details about the two. Tonkovich, you’ll learn, lists James Victore as her design hero. And Bangkok native Charoensiri’s design heroes are Charles and Ray Eames.

Above and below: design by Katie Tonkovich. Above: elements of her thesis project, "Blaze." Below: packaging for her Hydrana project.

Above and below: Design by Katie Tonkovich. Above: Elements of her thesis project, “Blaze.” Below: Packaging for her Hydrana project.

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Above and below: Design by Patchara Charoensiri. Above: His "Park and Pedal" thesis project combines a love of biking and design. Below: A re-imagined poster for a Quentin Tarantino film.

Above and below: Design by Patchara Charoensiri. Above: His “Park and Pedal” thesis project combines a love of biking and design. Below: A re-imagined poster for a Quentin Tarantino film.

patchara_charoensiri_reservoir_dogs_posterTonkovich is currently employed at the online grocer Good Eggs. Charoensiri is working at the design studio Hybrid in San Francisco.

Also in the January issue, online Graphic Design instructor Jim Mousner is named among the magazine’s “People to Watch” for 2015. A noted designer, Mousner is the founder, principal and creative director of Origin, a design studio in Houston.

Learn more
• Graphic Design USA 2015 “Students to Watch
Katie Tonkovich
Patchara Charoensiri
Origin

Posted: Friday, February 20th, 2015
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