Wayne State University

Kimmie Parker

Kimmie Parker

  • 3110 Old Main

  • Lecturer, Graphic Design

Academic Interests

My life has been spent oscillating between various poles—the practical and the theoretical, the intellectual and the emotional, the Apollonian and the Dionysian. Too practical for the fine art world, too much the dreamer for the business world—I always felt as if I didn’t belong to either. Now I see my strength as belonging to both: designer, maker, dreamer, and progenitor merged. As a formally trained graphic designer, I ply my trade in corporate settings (branding, marketing, corporate communications). Simultaneously, as a fine artist, I challenge these ideas and methodologies within my nascent studio practice. In all of this, endless curiosity is the common thread.

Degrees and Certifications

05/2016
Master of Fine Art, 2D Design
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

05/2008 
Bachelor of Fine Art, Summa Cum Laude, Graphic Design
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
 
05/2005        
Bachelor of Science, Merchandising and Management
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan