Paxton Tomko

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BFA  W2021

Graphic Design Program

Artist Statement

Design for me is something spiritual. It’s all the thoughts, emotions, and reasons that you don’t see that make something work, that give it a meaning and allow it to function. It’s intention and purpose. It’s often talked about as problem solving and while I believe good design does solve problems, I see design as doing more than that. I find I’m inspired by a multitude of design as well as art, wherever the medium or area I find them. I find my interest in being able to connect with people on a deep level through the use of design, which has lead me to explore working with many different mediums. I have a passion for creating work that makes a connection and an impact with people, while it strives to help people to live a better life. For me, design is an avenue to bring beauty, meaning, and purpose to people.