Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews is a writer, designer and communications consultant. She has a BA First Class Honors in Graphic Design, a Merit Award from the International Society of Typographic Designers, and is a Fellow of London’s Royal Society of Arts. On themes related to social impact, Kate Andrews has contributed to many design platforms and has lectured to students across the UK and in Oslo. Clients incl. thinkpublic, Colalife, The Affluenza Exhibition, New Economics Foundation, Project H Design and Mindapples. She continually supports thomas.matthews and Kingston University as Digital Communications Strategist for their sustainability hub Greengaged. Kate’s writing will be appearing in a number of books in 2010.

Jonathan Barnbrook

Jonathan Barnbrook and his studio have been active since 1990, working across a broad range of disciplines. The studio divides its time between commercial work on an international basis for museums and cultural institutions and non-commercial projects. One of Barnbrook Design’s most visible forms of activity is producing typefaces based on historical forms. Non-commercial collaborations include art directing and producing work with ‘Adbusters’ the leading activist magazine. The studio also puts great effort into developing and producing work which highlights political and social injustices that are offered for free and without copyright restrictions on the studio’s website (www.barnbrook.net, HYPERLINK “http://www.virusfonts.com” www.virusfonts.com). Barnbrook Design also works in the commercial film world, again winning many awards for their motion graphics work. 

David Berman

David Berman, author of Do Good Design ( www.dogoodbook.com) and member of the Icograda Executive Board 2005-2011, has over 25 years of experience in design and strategic communications, including Web design and software interface development. He helps organizations get great things done, through the motivation and techniques he provides for applying strategy, design, ethics, and creative branding and communications to business problems. As a thought leader, lecturer, graphic designer, communications strategist, and consultant, he has spoken in over 25 countries. David has been called the “David Suzuki of design”: since 1984, he worked to establish a code of ethics which embraces social responsibility for designers throughout Canada, which has now been adopted in several other countries. His clients include IBM, the International Space Station, the Canadian and Norwegian governments, and the Aga Khan Foundation

Chaz Mavyiane-Davies

Chaz Mavyiane-Davies Graduated with an MA at the Central School of Art and Design in London. He is Professor of Design at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. He has been described by the UK’s Design magazine as “the guerrilla of graphic design”. For more than two decades the award-winning, controversial designer’s powerful work has taken on issues of consumerism, health, nutrition, social responsibility, the environment and human rights. Mr. Maviyane-Davies has worked in Britain, Japan, Malaysia, the US and Zimbabwe, his country of origin. From 1983 until recently he ran the renowned design studio “The Maviyane-Project” in Harare. Due to adverse political conditions in his homeland, Maviyane-Davies moved to the USA in 2001. As well as being published in numerous books, international magazines and newspapers, his work has been exhibited extensively and is included in several permanent collections at various galleries.

Paddy Harrington

Paddy Harrington came to Bruce Mau Design in 2003 after completing a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Toronto and a multiple prize-winning thesis. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Ottawa. Harrington has led some of BMD’s largest projects including the experience design for the NFL’s New York Jets and Giants New Meadowlands Stadium, a global sustainability platform for Coca-Cola, and a sustainable urban mobility program and vision for Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Harrington has professional experience in architecture, broadcasting, and advertising industries, has presented and spoken at several conferences, and is an award winning writer and filmmaker.

Yossi Lemel

Yossi Lemel graduated at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, he is partner in the Lemel-Cohen Creative Advertising Agency in Tel Aviv. He is co-curator of the International traveling exhibition and book “Both Sides of Peace” Israeli and Palestinian posters, Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh North Carolina, since 1996. He has been a jury member in Moscow, Paris and Venice and he has been invited as a guest lecturer in Boston, Istanbul and Stockholm. Mr. Lemel’s work has been featured in magazines around the world and a book about his design work has been published in China (Lingnan Publishing). His posters are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Musee de la Publicite, Palias du Louvre, Paris; the Neue Sammlung, Munich and the Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerve, Hamburg

Alain LeQuernec

Alain LeQuernec self taught, completed his formation at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, near Henryk Tomaszewski. Graphic design professor at Collège Brizeux, lives and works near Quimper, France, since 1972. His work is atypical and focuses on the production of posters about political, social and cultural issues without almost any contact with more traditional advertising work aside from editorial design, signage projects and press drawings for the newspaper Le Monde, Paris. Mr. In 1981 he held an exhibition at the Museum of Nantes but his 1987 Paris Poster Museum exhibition was the landmark of his career. He became a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1990, in 1992 he exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art of Tel Aviv and in 1996 he held the Alq/Ubo Exhibition at the University of Brest, France. Mr. LeQuernec has been awarded with numerous international awards.

Angela Morelli

Angela Morelli gained her MA in Communication Design with distinction from Central St Martins, where she specialised in Information Design. Her MA project, ‘The Global Water Future Footprint of Humanity’, was awarded Honorable Mention for outstanding work at the INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge Designing Water’s. Her recent info-graphics representation of The Steady State Economy has been selected for Images 34 – The best of British Contemporary Illustration 2010. She has collaborated with a number of research and commercial organisations in Europe and works in London as a Graphic and Information designer. She is Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins.

Lars Müller

Lars Müller lives and works in Baden/Switzerland. After an apprenticeship as a graphic designer and some years as a peripatetic student in the USA and Holland, Lars Müller returned to Switzerland in 1982 and established his studio in Baden. Lars Müller started publishing books on typography, design, art, photography and architecture in 1983. He is a passionate educator and has taught at various Universities in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe. In the spring term 2009, he was a guest lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Lars Müller is a member of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Woody Pirtle

Woody Pirtle graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas. For almost 20 years he was a partner in the New York office of Pentagram and worked on the firm’s most prestigious projects. In 2005 he left Pentagram to re-establish his firm, Pirtle Design. His recent projects include identity and/or signage programs for important museums and institutions worldwide. Mr Pirtle’s work, exhibited worldwide, is in the permanent collections of the MOMA and Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London amongst others. He has lectured extensively, is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and has served on the board of HOW magazine and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious AIGA Medal for his career contribution to the design profession.

Leonardo Sonnoli

Leonardo Sonnoli graduated at the High Institute of Industrial Arts of Urbino and is a partner of Tassinari/Vetta studio settled in Trieste. He is involved with the visual identity of private and public companies, with the communication of cultural events, book design and signal systems. Amongst his works, the visual identity for the 50th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the design for archaeological exhibitions at the Colosseo in Rome, a typographic installation at Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the visual identity of the Cardi Black Box contemporary art gallery, the collaboration with the New York Times. Since 2000 Sonnoli is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and President of the Italian Chapter (2003). He is teaching at the Faculty of Design and Arts of the IUAV University of Venice and at the ISIA in Urbino.

Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli studied architecture in Milan and Venice. President of Vignelli Associated, New York. His work includes graphic and corporate identity programs, publication designs, packaging, architectural graphics, exhibition, interior, furniture, and consumer product designs for leading American and European companies and institutions. Mr. Vignelli’s work has been published and exhibited throughout the world and entered in the permanent collections of several museums. He is a past president of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and a vice president of The Architectural League of New York. A major exhibition of Vignelli Associates’ work toured Europe’s most important museums between 1989 and 1993. Mr. Vignelli is the recipient of many prestigious international awards.





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