Kate Johnston is a graphic designer. Her practice melds the forces of language, identity, community building, communication and emergence. In 2013, she co-founded the nonprofit organization Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW), with a mission to cultivate LA’s feminist creative communities & practices. Kate currently serves as WCCW’s creative director. She is also principal of Radical Rules design studio; founder and art director of Pants Magazine; founding member of Confetti Confidential collage collective; and ComArts part time faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts and a BA in Classics from Pitzer College. Kate lives and works in Los Angeles.
Where shall we nurture the grass roots of design in order to foster new ideas in the future? In response to this conundrum, Californian based design expert Kali Nikitas and TYPO have together created a new platform, Talent Talks, as a breeding ground for innovative new ideas and design concepts. Hailing from Antwerp, Berlin, Copenhagen, Ghent, Los Angeles, Montreal, Oslo and Rotterdam, the youngsters will each take 30 minutes to present their way of working and share their success stories. The common ground: fearlessness!