Kristin Peaks

Artist Statement

“Clothes Minded” is a book series that focuses on examining multiple topics regarding the fashion industry. As a person I use fashion as a means of self-expression to further identify the hidden qualities of my character to others around me. Fashion is one of the biggest industries around the world. It has the power to uplift and provide confidence for people but on the other hand, the production can also destroy our climate and exploit workers. This book series is an examination of this beautiful but also chaotic industry. Through the use of digital collage-making, my goals are to represent both sides through the mixture of various vector shapes, textures, and images. These collages are purely abstract and are meant to be thought provoking pieces that have different meanings to each individual viewer. The ultimate goal of this series is to bring more awareness to these topics and promote conversation within the fashion space.

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About the Artist

Kristin Peaks is a graphic design student based in Southern Maryland. She will be graduating from York College of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2021 with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in both Photography and Art History. Her work was recently featured in the 2021 Annual Juried Student Exhibition in Wolf Hall at York College of Pennsylvania. Her design style is influenced by her interests involving social activism, photography, fine-art principles, and typographic layout. She aspires to work for a creative agency one day and wants to delve into the areas of editorial design and advertising. She recently interned with MSY Associates located in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2020. She designed websites, social media banners, and capabilities statements that aligned with the brands’ style/guidelines.