Krista Humphrey


I come from old world roots, a traditional upbringing on a family farm which instilled a very solid work ethic. The example set by the strong women around me gave me the knowledge that if I wanted something, I could make it myself.

Life then brought me a kindred spirit, another determined dreamer and maker, and we began a squirrel’s journey of traveling, collecting, and preparing for something bigger. Bernie and I agreed on a mutual goal of going to school for design. By renovating, flipping houses, running our own successful tiling business and then selling it all, we were able to fulfill our dream.

My passion stems from the belief that design should make you feel something beyond the satisfaction of basic function. It is both experiential and emotional. The choice of materials, color, pattern, and the tactility of an object, has a direct impact on how it affects people emotionally and how they will choose to interact with it. My personal aesthetic makes you want to look twice, to be intrigued and engaged; to bring an element of illusion or the fantastic that shares my sense of curiosity with others.

Will Smith once said “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity." I’m glad I've taken a different path :)

  • Contact Krista Humphrey


    Art Center
    Teaching Assistant, Viscom 4
    January 2016 - April 2016
    Pasadena, California

    Barn Barn
    May 2015 - August 2015
    British Columbia, Canada

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery


    2nd place
    MFASC Brite Design Award
    In recognition of Klutch
    December, 2015


    Results from the Wanted Design Student Workshop 2016!
    Make or Break
    Core 77: Make or Break
    June 6, 2016

    Core Strengths

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