DESIGN DEDUX

Peter Bella

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R. Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Roger is a design educator, author of graphic design and graphic design history. He has been recognized with RIT’s highest recognition of teaching excellence with the Eisenhart Annual Award for Outstanding…

Jun 17

50 min 56 sec

Cheryl D. Holmes Miller is recognized as a national leader of minority rights and advocacy in Graphic Design, Award winning Designer and founder of Cheryl D. Miller Design, Inc., New York, New York, and  Published Author, Cheryl has a Master of Science in Communications Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in…

Apr 3

1 hr 6 min

Briar Levit is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University. Her passion is designing for content driven projects, which started with an interest in museum exhibit design, but eventually led to publishing. She was previously the Art Director of Bitch magazine as well as an…

Jan 25

1 hr 1 min

Brockett Horne serves as chair of graphic design at MICA, where she teaches fierce sophomores and daring juniors. She has been exhibited and honored with multiple design awards, is a past Rotary International Scholar, and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Her creative work is inspired by a desire…

Jan 11

1 hr 7 min

Jennifer Morla is President and Creative Director of Morla Design in San Francisco. With over 300 awards of excellence, she has been recognized by virtually every organization in the field of visual communication. She is the recipient of design’s most honored awards, The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award and the AIGA Medal. Morla’s work…

Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

Carrie Smith is Vice President of Creative Services at Concord Records. Carrie joined Concord in 2015 as part of the company’s on-going investment in innovation and pursuit of an exceptional Art & Design department. Carrie has curated a team of highly creative, passionate and talented individuals. Her department supports each label under Concord’s Recorded Music…

Sep 2020

58 min 22 sec

Nina Stoessinger is a Senior Typeface Designer at Frere-Jones Type in Brooklyn. She also teaches type design at Yale School of Art, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Type Directors Club where she chaired the 22nd TDC Typeface Design Competition. Originally from Switzerland, Nina graduated in multi-media design from Burg Giebichenstein University…

Sep 2020

1 hr 3 min

Gail Anderson is a New York-based designer, writer, and educator. She teaches in the School of Visual Arts MFA, undergraduate, and high school design programs, Director of SVA Visual Arts Press, and has served on the advisory boards for Adobe Partners by Design and the Society of Publication Designers. Anderson is the recipient of the…

Sep 2020

55 min 58 sec

Aggie Toppins is an Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Communication Design at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, Toppins taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where, for two years, she served as the first female Department Head in Art. Through her studio…

Sep 2020

1 hr 8 min

Libby Phillips Meggs earned a BFA in art and design from Virginia Commonwealth University. She worked as an advertising art director, then went on to become a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. From childhood, Libby made up stories and illustrated them for her own amusement, finally seeing her dreams become real with the publication of…

Aug 2020

1 hr 3 min

NAOMA SERNA-ZAHN is foundHER and creative director of Nuevo Studio in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Naoma is a multi-award winning Graphic Designer, originally from Mexico. Moving here for university, she received a B.A. in French Literature and Culture as well as a B.F.A. in Graphic Design the School of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma.…

Aug 2020

58 min 47 sec

Bryony Gomez-Palacio, born and raised in Mexico City, is a graphic designer and writer now living in Bloomington, IN. She is co-founder of UnderConsideration—a graphic design firm and publishing enterprise all rolled into one—where she manages the behind-the-scenes of the online network comprised of Brand New, FPO, Quipsologies and The Art of the Menu. Bryony…

Jul 2020

56 min 39 sec

Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar is the Acting Under Secretary for Education. She is responsible for defining the Smithsonian's educational priorities. She concentrates her efforts on Institution-wide educational initiatives, communication strategies and funding for programs that benefit learners of all ages. A significant focus of her work is to leverage the collective capacity of the Smithsonian education community…

Jul 2020

54 min 42 sec

Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum where she has organized numerous exhibitions, publications, and public programs at the museum. Lupton serves as director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at mica and has authored numerous books such as “Thinking with Type” and “Graphic Design Thinking.” She holds…

Jul 2020

43 min 46 sec

Amanda Horton, MFA, is a Professor in the Department of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Amanda (Mandy) Horton teaches graphic design history, theory and criticism classes, has developed multiple courses on design history, including an award-winning online History of Graphic Design course and is director of the Design History minor…

Jul 2020

55 min 8 sec

Mitch Goldstein is a designer, artist, and educator based in Rochester, NY. He is an Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the School of Design. Over the past 15 years, Mitch has taught at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA),…

Jun 2020

1 hr 6 min

David R. Modler is a maker, scholar and professor originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Art Education from Towson State University and his Master of Fine Arts in painting from James Madison University. Modler is an internationally recognized expert in the field of visual journals, which…

Mar 2020

1 hr 17 min

  Recorded 03.16.2020, Aired 03.16.2020 Links of Note Mentioned during this podcast AIGA DEC Resources and Considerations for dealing with COVID-19 AIGA YouTube TypeCon YouTube Center for Disease Control; Managing Anxiety and Stress Adobe Enables Distance Learning Globally for Schools Impacted by COVID-19 Music featured on this Episode Opening and closing track: “Street Background Vlog…

Mar 2020

58 min 52 sec

Phil Cleaver is Professor in the Creative Industries in the School of Art and Design at Middlesex University, London and Visiting Professor of Typography Birmingham City University Fellow of Hereford College of Arts. Phil is a multi-award winner and has been described as one of England's most eminent graphic designers. One of Phil's most notable…

Feb 2020

37 min 53 sec

Alma Hoffmann is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of South Alabama with the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences. Alma received her B.A. from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, an M.F.A. from Iowa State University as well as a Diploma in Web Design from…

Feb 2020

1 hr 10 min

Jonathan Baldwin is a Senior Lecturer and Program Leader across Glasgow School of Art, Design Innovation Programs. His research interests are higher education and creative/innovative pedagogy. He has been a keynote speaker at global conferences and previously taught at the Universities of Dundee, Brighton and Cambridge. Originally as a graphic designer, and a passionate Science…

Jan 2020

1 hr 9 min

Brandon Garn is a Mixed Media Artist and Graphic Designer. Brandon graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Indiana University. He is transitioning from the creative team at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the strategic creative team at Levitate, a strategic communications agency. Brandon loves playing guitar, taking on freelance work, helping…

Dec 2019

58 min 56 sec

Marius Valdes is an artist currently based in Columbia, South Carolina. He is an Associate Professor in studio art concentrating on design and illustration at The University of South Carolina. He lives in Forest Acres, South Carolina with his wife Beth, daughter Emma, and very lazy but adorable dog, Mary. Valdes received his BFA in…

Dec 2019

1 hr 1 min

Michelle Fehler is a Biomimicry Professional and a Visual Communication Designer who is passionate about connecting Nature's strategies to design. Her goal is to enable designers to tap into this vast database of inspiration in order to find innovative and creative solutions. Her research focuses on defining a life-centered design thinking methodology that allows the…

Dec 2019

1 hr

MEENA KHALILI is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art + Design, Meena holds a BFA in Illustration and an MFA in Visual Communication + Graphic Design from VCUarts and currently serves on the AIGA Design Educators Community National Steering Committee. Meena is the recipient of the 2019 National…

Nov 2019

1 hr 8 min

Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art at Syracuse University, earning her BFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Helen currently lives in Washington, DC, and works full-time as an artist. She paints primarily in gouache…

Oct 2019

1 hr 12 min

Eric Benson was born in Arizona and raised in Mid-Michigan where he later received his BFA in graphic and industrial design from the University of Michigan in 1998. He worked professionally as a UI/UX designer at Razorfish and Texas Instruments before he received his MFA in design from the University of Texas at Austin in…

Oct 2019

1 hr 2 min

Meaghan Dee is a dog-loving typography nerd, who is both a practicing graphic designer and an educator. Currently, she serves as Chair for the Graphic Design program at Virginia Tech And co-chair of the AIGA National Design Educators Committee. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Meaghan worked professionally as a designer for the Architecture and Design…

Sep 2019

1 hr 7 min

Herb Vincent Peterson is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative director, design researcher, and educator with experience in strategic branding and social design practices. After a career working with global brand giants (Gap, Old Navy, GM, and Urban Outfitters) Peterson realigned his practice to focus solely on socially engaged organizations. Peterson's research lies at the intersection of…

Sep 2019

1 hr 1 min

A Prologue with Robin Landa. Robin Landa is a Distinguished Professor in the Michael Graves College at Kean University. She has written twenty-three books including, Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age, Graphic Design Solutions, 5th edition, Advertising By Design, 3rd edition, Build Your Own Brand, DRAW!, and Designing Brand Experiences. Robin has won numerous awards, including awards from…

Aug 2019

1 hr

A Prologue with Thomas Jockin. Thomas is the founder of TypeThursday, a lecturer at City University of New York Queens College, City College and previously at State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology, and a practicing typeface designer with clients such as Google, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Foot Locker, Express. Thomas received his BFA in…

Aug 2019

1 hr 11 min

A Prologue with Brain Flynn & David Moyer of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Graphic Design and Art! On this episode we talk with Brian Flynn and David Moyer of the Pennsylvania College of technology. We talk about the beauty of art and its importance to graphic design, the criticality of digital components in the curriculum…

Jul 2019

1 hr 7 min