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Christopher Liechty served as founding president of the AIGA Center
for Cross-cultural Design (AIGA XCD) between 2002 and 2006. His
firsthand cross-cultural experience stems from two years as a volunteer
in Taiwan, where he became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Liechty’s dream
was to establish a vibrant community that would connect U.S. designers
with the global design community and address social issues, if possible,
along the way. Since 2002, AIGA XCD has established relationships with
designers and design associations around the world. It helped to
establish a beachhead for Icograda in the United States, and has
organized major international events in the United States, Cuba and
Liechty’s passion for crossing boundaries between design, business,
social responsibility and world cultures has also led him into a variety
of other ventures. These include Meyer & Liechty, a full service
creative firm producing multilingual work for Fortune 100 clients in
more than 200 countries, and Dialect Brand Translation, a service bureau
that specializes in helping communications professionals to roll out
He received his BFA in graphic design from Brigham Young University
and a graduate certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from
the University of Utah. Liechty is a frequent lecturer and has been
published in numerous books and magazines in the United States and
China. His interests include skiing, jazz and world music, early
childhood education, bookmaking and American Sign Language. He and his
wife have five children.
Note: Liechty is pronounced Lick’-tee
“Eclectic” and “diverse” are perhaps the best words to describe this year’s submissions to “Justified: AIGA Design Competition.” Examining clarity of concept, quality of execution and ability to engage and inspire, the jury selected 14 works from nearly 300 submissions.
Section: Events and Competitions -
Game designer Nicole Lazzaro explores how certain feelings create dynamic engagement, and explains how designers can tap into deeper emotional experiences using the “Four Keys to Fun” at “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference.”
Section: Inspiration -
The principal of CO:LAB shares how this brand strategy and design firm aligns what is work with what is meaningful—and how you can, too.
Section: Why Design -
Design for Good, social responsibility
What made Lubalin‘s Avant Garde such a troubled face? Heller reports on its use and abuse.
Section: Tools and Resources -
typography, history, Voice
SVA Senior Library 09
School of Visual Arts
Five Borough Farm, design for the future of urban agriculture. @KissMeImPolish @designtrustnyc project is Justified: http://t.co/j24sBpnlKj
17 hours ago
The Silk Road
American Museum of Natural History
Greene Hills Food Co-op Logo
VSA Partners, Inc.
HakayaArt (Hakaya Art)
RT @aigahouston: It was an amazing year :) 2013 Recap Video for AIGA Houston. https://t.co/oyjN3YiyKC video by @HakayaArt #AIGAConnect