Kimberly Hylton

Kimberly Hylton

San Francisco, CA, US



My Design philosophy

    Similar to my philosophy on life, I believe the reduction of  the unnecessary renders a process or object with simple beauty.  Similar to the smelting process of precious metals, I try and reduce the impurities of each design, so all that remains is a  pure, simplified,  intuitively understood product.

    My background as a ceramic sculptor has strengthened my understanding of form, materials, and applications.  In the ceramic studio I fine tuned my skills of mold-making and hand-building creating hollow forms.  While in the drawing and print-making labs I developed my style of seeing contours, translating thoughts to visual concepts, and bringing those ideations to life.  These are skills that I continue to use and refine in my design process.

DESIGN :   "should be a modern synthesis which disregards conventional distinctions between the "fine" and "applied" arts".  -- Alfred Barr


Deer Valley Unified School District, Anthem, AZ, Art Teacher

I taught elementary and secondary art for 3+ years. While fulfilling my duties as an art educator to meet Arizona state standards, I also incorporated projects that challenged my students spatial thinking and design skills. After teaching a few years I arrived at the decision to receive further training for a design specific career.

Aug 2007 - May 2011


San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, US, Industrial Design

Aug 2011 - current

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US, BArch, Art Education/ Fine Arts

Art Education Degree with an emphasis in Sculpture and Art History.

Aug 2001 - Dec 2005

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