Harvard Graduate School of Education Certificate in Media and Technology Education
Graduate Studies, Brooklyn College
BFA State University of NY at Buffalo


PATRICIA KOVIC is a Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, where she focuses on a successful interdisciplinary teaching practice through the Artist Community and Teaching and Creative Action programs. She is the lead faculty for the Creative Action course NEIGHBOR GAP BRIDGE, which embraces inclusive, community-based, radical pedagogy. Ms. Kovic was awarded a Teaching Artist Residency at the Skirball Cultural Center in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition “Creating the United States.” She earned a certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2023 in support of her dedication to digitally focused future learning models. Patricia enjoys writing about Experimental Educational Innovation and has published and presented her ideas in various venues, including AICAD (The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) and IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America). In addition, she has been a guest speaker at THE PARIS DESIGN SUMMIT and TATE TALKS at the Tate Gallery in London. She most recently presented her ideas at the New Agendas for Design at Lisbon Polytechnic. Ms. Kovic lives in Los Angeles, California, and is a designer at

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  • LA Business Council Award recognized Studio Morris in collaboration with John Friedman and Alice Kimm Architects for their environmental graphics for the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech LA.
  • Next LA Design Award / John Friedman Alice Kim Architects / Galcit Signage
  • Communication Arts CA
  • AIGA Communication Graphics
  • AIGA Insides and Outsides
  • Creativity Certificate of Distinction
  • How Magazine Self-Promotion Annual
  • How Magazine International Annual of Design
  • Art Director’s Club
  • Print Regional Annual
  • Clio Nominee


  • 2019, Otis Faculty Development Grant
  • 2018, Otis College Diversity Learning Community
  • 2018, OARS Initiative Grant: Gender Equity in the Art and Design Classroom
  • 2017, OARS Initiative Grant: High Impact Practices
  • 2017, 2010-2012, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
  • 2015, Otis Faculty Development Grant
  • 2013-2014, Otis Faculty Development Grant
  • 2012, Otis Curricular Innovation Grant for Blended Learning
  • 2010, Design Ignites Change


Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  


  • 2023, New Agendas for Design: Lisbon Polytechnic: The UnSabbatical
  • 2021, PIVOT, OCAD, Ontario College of Art and Design: The Non-Tools and Un-Teaching of Neighbor Gap Bridge
  • 2019, Tate Gallery Talks: Multi-Generational Education
  • 2019, The Non-Tools and Un-Teaching of Neighbor Gap Bridge, Paris Design Summit
  • 2017, AICAD Symposium Art Institute Chicago: Artists, Designers, and Citizens
  • 2014, Why AICAD Schools Should Not Collaborate, AICAD (The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) 
  • 2013, Spring Retreat for Otis College Creative Action, Skirball Cultural Center Residency
  • 2012, Neighbor Gap Bridge: Innovative Teaching Pedagogies/Community Arts Engagement
  • 2011, Neighbor Gap Bridge: Innovative Teaching Pedagogies/Community Arts Engagement, Skirball Cultural Center 
  • 2011, K-12 Teaching Residency: What is Media?, Otis College of Art and Design
  • 2011, Future Tense: Neighbor Gap Bridge, The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) 
  • 2011, Creativity and 21st Century Learning, Los Angeles Music Center and Otis College of Art and Design 
  • 2011, President's Convening: Teaching and Learning Initiative, Otis College of Art and Design

Residencies :

  • 2012, Skirball Cultural Center Teaching Residency in collaboration with the Library of Congress Exhibition: "Creating The United States"

Gallery Collaborations:

  • 2017, Anna Craycroft: Tuning the Room / Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design
  • 2015, Lucy +J orge Orta: Food, Water, Life / Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design


Available on 

  • UnSabbatical: Nothingness for Twentieth-Century Design Educators
  • Next Wave Learning: Aligning Emerging Technology With Educational Values.
  • Wendys: Fast-Food Media Shift To Post Pandemic Concerns And Values
  • I Hate Creativity: Anxieties of a Shrinking Academic Landscape
  • Design For Gender Equity In The Art And Design Teaching Workplace
  • Designing High-Impact Learning Environments For Civic Engagement And Using Meaningful Metrics To Assess Them
  • Chopped Kitchen: Recipe for Future Design Education
  • Ready or not, Here We Come: Play as a tool to discover and shape new contexts
  • Neighbor Gap Bridge: Empathy-Driven, Community-Informed Education in a Knowledge Economy

Clients/Employment History:  

Industry Employment:

  • 2016-Present, Industrial Design, Entrepreneurial Department, Kansas City Art Institute
  • 2015-Present, Designer, Facility: Brand and Design Consultancy
  • 2009-Present, Creative Director, SOL-LA Music Academy
  • 1995-2015, Designer, Studio Morris: Brand and Design Consultancy
  • 1989-1994, Creative Director, Delucia Design
  • 1986-1989, Designer, Knoll International


  • The Arts: 
    • Getty Museum, Heidi Duckler Dance, Art Walk / NY
  • BioTech/Health Care/Science: 
    • Caltech, Careside, Celgene, Advacar, Curative Technologies, Viagene, Syncor, JPL, Advanced Tissue Sciences
  • Financial: 
    • Mastercard International
  • Furniture/Interiors: 
    • Schumacher, Knoll, ICF, Unika Vaev, Blumenthal, Westpoint Stevens, JM Lynne, Kanner Architect, Friedman Kim Architects, JBI
  • Retail: 
    • Toscorp/Tuscan Square, Krups
  • Hotel/Resort: 
    • Medallion Hotels, Rock Resorts, Ocean Reef Club, Watermark, Fonatur, Apollo Realty Advisors
  • Fashion/Beauty: 
    • Prescriptives, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hot Sox, Liz Claiborne, Swatch, Murad
  • Insurance: 
    • New York Life, Oxford Health Plans
  • Technology: 
    • Global Crossing, IBM
  • Paper: 
    • Mead, Champion, Star Corrugated, Curtis, Domtarr
  • College/Education: 
    • USC, LAUSD Bard College, Swiss College of Hospitality
  • Non-Profits/Associations: 
    • Coalition for the Homeless, SOL-LA Music Academy, Skirball Cultural Center