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Jim Watson has sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon under a full moon,
at the top of a Mayan pyramid during a power blackout and on the side
of an Egyptian pyramid. He once met Lyndon Johnson in a bathroom and he
owns Ringo Starr’s autograph. Watson coined the word “neurobics” and has
invented a flag-waving hat, a dog-leash belt, backgammon-in-the-round,
TravelPants and several pieces of furniture.
Watson also helped organize the AIGA Oklahoma chapter and served on
its board for six years. He has 27 years experience teaching design and
creative problem-solving at four universities: Oklahoma State
University, University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma and
UPAEP in Puebla, Mexico.
According to Watson, he is a minimalist. He loves to travel. Bryce
Canyon in Utah is his favorite natural site, Walt Disney World his
favorite man-made one. He likes to drink coffee. He likes to write. He
likes to invent. He thinks teachers and medical support staff don’t get
paid enough. He doesn’t like telemarketing spiels or laugh tracks on
sitcoms. He is a dog lover. He likes dining with friends. He loves New
York City. He also loves sudoku and crossword puzzles and solving mind
games. He is fascinated by word origins, likes to read the newspaper,
loves to teach and to push minds. Most of all, he thinks life is a hoot.
Richard Danne is recognized with a 2014 AIGA Medal for elegant, effective design for corporate and cultural contexts and for sustaining a decades-long commitment to strengthening the design community.
Section: Inspiration -
communication design, editorial design, graphic design, print design, corporate design, AIGA Medal, annual report, logos
One of the perks of being the managing editor at AIGA is spending my
mornings reading design stories and calling it “work.” But not everyone
(or wants to) peruse RSS feeds like it’s their job. Consider
this a hit list (as well as a few things you may have missed) of the
things I’ve and seen, read and watched this week.
Section: Inspiration -
Education, graphic design, packaging
For 24 hours, ten designers from various communities and backgrounds brainstormed, strategized and designed approaches to the #Ferguson unrest, the recognizable racial divide in the St. Louis community and the nationwide issue of police brutality.
Section: Why Design
Learn more about the jurors’ thoughts on this 2013 “Justified” selection.
Section: Why Design -
Kitchen Dog Season Collateral
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