Don Moyer is one of the three founders of ThoughtForm Inc., in
Pittsburgh. There, he helps clients explain topics by making messages
visible. Moyer is passionate about creating visual explanations, and
frequently uses self-initiated projects to explore visual storytelling
ideas. He received the Silver Star Alumni Award from the University of
the Arts in 2006. His “Panel Discussion” column, which uses visual
storytelling techniques to teach a business lesson, can be found every
month on the last page of Harvard Business Review. He is an
active member of both AIGA and APDF.
Moyer’s career began in Philadelphia with Murphy Levy Wurman and the
Group for Environmental Education. He worked in Toronto and New Haven in
the early 1970s and served as project manager for the Symbol Signs
project for the U.S. Department of Transportation and AIGA. In 1976,
Moyer moved to Pittsburgh to join the Westinghouse Corporate Design
Center. There, he worked with his future business partners, Reed Agnew
and Grant Smith; the three went on to found ThoughtForm Inc. in 1980.
Moyer received a BFA degree in graphic design from the Philadelphia
College of Art (now University of the Arts) and an MFA degree in graphic
design from Yale University.
Sylvia Harris was recognized with a 2014 AIGA Medal for an unerring commitment to using design to improve the civic experience and for influencing a generation of designers as a teacher and mentor.
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