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My lifelong interest in art and graphic design is focused on learning from design research and art history. The goal is to perfect the elements that combine to create arresting and memorable communications: typography, the mathematics of layout and composition, thought-provoking illustration and photography.

Andy Warhol Grant Petroglyph Class
Art&Antiques CurtCo Media
ALLIANZ Financial Centre
CurtCo Media Special Sections
Art Works Table Tales Blank On Blank Brands
1972 Johnson
Leonard Cohen
BBC America
Loews Hotels
1863 Abraham Lincoln
Octopus mosaic
Loews Postcards
ME design
Not in Dishwasher
Cultivating Beauty CHANEL
CHANEL Beauty Guide
CHANEL Shopping Bag
Whole Foods Shopping Bag
WHOLEf Foods Greens
WHOLE Foods Brochures and BRAND
Cook For The Cure
Gourmet Marketing Brochure
Gourmet Advertorial

My grassroots fascination with graphic design begins with my interest in learning from art history, colleagues, and academia. The importance of making connections is vital.

“Networks are everywere—not just in technology, but throughout nature and society.”

Graphic Design The New Basics Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips 

TDC68 Opening Reception and Exhibition
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union

Typographics Conference 2022 The Great Hall at The Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street New York, NY 1000  June 17, 18, 2022

Dusting latin type history: #1 On the origin of bold and fat faces with Sébastien Morlighem February 22, 2021

The Kaba, and other typographic ornaments with Marina Chaccur November 16, 2020 

Nicolas Jenson and the establishment of roman type in 15th century Venice with Riccardo Olocco  November 9, 2020

Bauhaus Night at The Cooper Union October 19, 2020

How Type Drives Culture October 15, 2020 

Women in type: the contribution of type drawing offices to 20th century September 21, 2020

Type Tricks & Troves: A Design Diary with Petr van Blokland Lubalin Lecture Series, August 3, 2020

Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa with Ellen Lupton, July 12, 2020

WORKSHOP: Jason Parental: Better Typography & Editorial Design with Variable Fonts June 17, 2020

WORKSHOP: Experimental Calligraphy with Yomar Augusto June 27, 2020

Brenda McManus and Ned Drew: L is for Labor of Love June 18, 2020

Ross MacDonald: Brightwork Press June 9, 2020

Type x Graphic Design: Emerging Global Practices AIGA NY October 28, 2019

How A Rebrand Happens from a Client Perspective Type Directors Club October 24, 2019

Danish Typeface Design: Torsten Lindsø Andersen July 25, 2019

The Cube: practical research in theoretical models with Erik van Blokland June 17, 2019

The Secret Life of Fonts with Matthew Rechs and Guests The Herb Lubalin Lecture Series Type@Cooper June 10, 2019

OPTIC 2019 Conference Attend in Person — Presented by B&H Photo and Lindblad Expeditions June 2, 3, 2019

Manuel Estrada: Painting with Letters —The Type Directors Club Wednesday, May 30, 2019

Type x Graphic Design: Craft and Originality / An evening of frank (and passionate!) conversation between graphic and type designers. Wednesday, May 8, 2019

After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet: A History of Graphic Design Pedagogy Friday, May 10, 2019 – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Yale University

The Twilight of Letterpress: New York in the 80s Thursday, April 25, 2019

Venture 19: Twenty Years of Design Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:00 Event hosted by SVA MFA Design

Timothy Samara: The Wheel Is Still Round: Renewing Focus on the Study of Form in Graphic Design Education Thursday, March 21, 2019

Type Drives Culture Conference 2019 Friday, March 1, 2019

The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2018 Ascenders Opening at TDC Gallery Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Typographics 2018 Friday, June 15, 2018

TDC Visit To the Gastrotypographicassemblage Saturday, April 14, 2018

TDC at Parsons: Neville Brody Thursday, June 14, 2018

Type Drives Culture Friday, March 23, 2018

Love Letters: Exhibition Tour with Tony DiSpigna Monday, March 19, 2018

College Arts Association 2019
Analogy + Interaction .. creating a context for curiosity through Games + Play
AIGA New York Hilton Midtown

DIGITAL ART: New Dimensions New York Hilton Midtown

Library Travelogue with Tobias Frere-Jones Thursday, January 25, 2018

TDC Judges Night with Gemma O’Brien and Sahar Afshar Thursday, January 18, 2018

Meet The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center

Type Design for Non-Type Designers with Matteo Bologna Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ismar David and the First Hebrew Typeface Family Wednesday, August 9, 2017

TDC63 and TDC2017 Opening Reception Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Math, Logic, Design?” with Just van Rossum Monday, July 10, 2017

Martina Flor—The Golden Secrets of Lettering Thursday, June 8, 2017

New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 – Present Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Mapping, Typography, and Storytelling Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dafi Kühne: True Print Thursday, April 27, 2017

“Paula Scher: Designer as Educator,” a documentary and panel discussion Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Painting with James Franco: A panel discussion about the making of the book CLASSIC PENGUIN Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jakob Trollbäck: Design for Change; Communicating With 7 Billion People Thursday, March 30, 2017

Type Over Time Friday, March 10, 2017

K-12 Educator Event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Picturing the World

Times Talks: Julian Schnabel and Jeff Koons

College Arts Association 2017
Photography Undone: Contemporary Reflections on the Medium in Latin America, Chairs: Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; Natalia Brizuela, University of California, Berkeley

Archival Landscapes and Epistemic Frontiers: Notes on the Work of Angela Bonadies, Lisa Blackmore, University of Zurich

Photojournalism 2.0: From Newspaper to Wall, Ana Tallone, Independent Scholar

Landscapes to Touch with Your Eyes: Javier Hinojosa and Experimental Photography, Debora Dorotinsky Alperstein, Instituto de Investigaciones Est.ticas, UNAM Beatriz Gonzalez and the Birth of Photojournalism in Colombia, Maria Fernanda Dominguez, New York University

Through One Mirror: Feminine Subjectivations in the Brazilian Art of the 1970s, Talita Trizoli, University of Sao Paulo

Rethinking Foundation Studies Curriculum, Nicole Condon-Shih, Cleveland Institute of Art

Making Critical Connections in the First Year at Parsons School of Design, John Roach, Parsons School for Design, The New School

Art Studio | Life Hack: Simple Tweaks to Traditional Foundation 2D Curricula for Increasing Relevancy and Interdisciplinarity, Carol Elkovich, California College of the Arts

Contemporary Conceptual Foundations, Steven Bleicher, Coastal Carolina University

Academic Coursework in a Practice-Based Context: A Rhetorical Approach, Patricia Kelly, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Subject, Form, Content, Context, Ellen Mueller, West Virginia Wesleyan College

The Design Field Design and Science: Catalyzing Collaborations, Leslie Atzmon, Eastern Michigan University

The Scientist’s Social Network: On the Cross-Disciplinary Reimagining of Crystallographic Diagrams for the 1951 Festival Pattern Group, Emily Candela, Royal College of Art

Purifungi: A Natural Aid Kit for the Earth, Audrey Speyer, Purifungi

Designing the Imperfect, Jan Eckert, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts; Daniel Eckert, Horizon Discovery, Vienna

Follow Your Nose, Miriam Simun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Advertising and Illustration “Signs in the Street,” 1954: Outdoor Advertising as Art at the Museum of Modern Art, Craig Lee, University of Delaware

Half The World is Isfahan: Americans in Persia at the Threshold of History, George V. Speer, Northern Arizona University

W. A. Dwiggins and the Evolution of American Graphic Design, Paul Shaw, Parsons School of Design, The New School

AIGA Workshops, 2015
Put Your Best Work Forward: Navigating the Creative Job Search Illustrator & Designer: The business of collaborating and crossing disciplines

AIGA Design and Business Conference NYC DESIGN EDUCATORS WORKSHOP Rethinking Design Education Helen Armstrong Miami University, Ohio

Material ConneXion Spotlight Event 10/20/16 6:00 pm

Seymour Chwast and Steve Heller: Designer as Author, Activist, and Artist Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pursuing Perception: Contemporary Approaches to Color Theory Chair: Katherine Sullivan, Hope College

Color Matters: Emerging Designers Explore the Visceral, Perceptual, and Conceptual Potentiality of Their Color Choices, Helen Maria Nugent, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Color-Space Praxis: A Romance of Painting and Architecture, Henning Haupt, Florida Atlantic University

Expanded Animation: Breaking the Frame, Lynn Tomlinson, Towson University

It’s Alive! Lynn Tomlinson, Towson University

Reshaping the Proto-Cinematic: Magic Lantern as Medium, Amy-Claire Huestis, independent artist

Oscars® and the Evolution of Animation, Karl Staven, University of the Arts

In Between Frames: A Modern-Day Hypothesis Amy L. Hicks, University of Delaware

Browser BASED Bill Miller, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Caterpillar Choreography: The Animation of Life, Alison R. Loader, Concordia University

Complicating the Picture: Intersections of Photography with Printmaking since 1990, Jimin Lee, University of California, Santa Cruz, Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Edinburgh College of Art

Print Surface: CMYK and After, Jeffrey Rosen, Higher Learning Commission

Shape Shifting, Jo Stockham, Royal College of Art

Reconnecting Photography and Print: Surface and the Object, Paul Ogier, independent artist

The Idea of Projection: The Spatiality of Print in Relation to and Difference from the Photograph, Päivikki Kallio, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

Photo/Im/Print: Likeness through Contact? Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Edinburgh College of Art

American Institute of Graphic Arts/AIGA
Why Do They Do What They Do as They Do? Examining Select Approaches to Graduate Education in “Graphic Design,” Michael Gibson, Chair University of North Texas

Learning to “Design Backwards”: An Imperative for Graduate Education in Design, 
Michael R. Gibson, University of North Texas

A Responsible/Responsive Design Education, Santiago Piedrafita, Pratt Institute

Terminal by Degrees: Rethinking Graduate Design Education, Tad Hirsch, the University of Washington at Seattle

Critical Curiosity: First Principles Shaping a Graduate Program in Applied Design Research, Keith Owens, University of North Texas

Making Inroads into Interdisciplinary Graduate Design Studies, Troy Abel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

AIGA Breakfast Club: Illustrator & Designer
Tuesday 24 March 2015

An Evening with Massimo Vignelli Thursday, April 25, 2013

An Evening with Paula Scher Tuesday, October 23, 2012