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Elizabeth Resnick is a professor in communication design at the
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston. She earned her BFA
and MFA degrees in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of
Resnick served on the board of the AIGA Boston chapter from
1989–2005, organizing numerous events. From 2003–2005 she served on the
AIGA National Design Education Steering Committee. She is the 2007
recipient of AIGA Boston’s 2007 Fellows Award.
Resnick is a passionate design curator who has organized four
comprehensive design exhibitions with faculty partners: “Russell Mills:
Within/Without” (1991) with Teresa Flavin; “Dutch Graphic Design:
1918–1945” (1994) with Alston W. Purvis; “Makoto Saito: Art of the
Poster” (1999) with Jan Kubasiewicz; and “The Graphic Imperative:
International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment
1965–2005” (2005) with Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman.
Her published work includes Design for Communication: Conceptual
Graphic Design Basics (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) and Graphic
Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication
(Prentice-Hall, 1984). She writes commentaries and event reviews on
occasion, and has interviewed many prominent designers and design
educators for publication in Eye, AIGA Journal of Graphic
Design, Graphis, Graphics International, Argentina’s TipoGrafica
and IDEA from Japan.
Besides her full-time teaching schedule, Resnick is currently
assembling material for a book project of sociopolitical assignment
briefs and conducting research for an international poster exhibition on
AIDS awareness globally.
In the relatively small world of information design, “data
visualization” is the buzzword. (“Unedited visual data dumping” might
sometimes, perhaps, be a more accurate description.) Recently, data visualizers
are advocating for something that’s new to them: storytelling.
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In 1964, Saul Bass hired me as a strategic logo design planner, account
manager, and director of new business contacts. I was young, just a few
of UCLA, and I was attracted to Saul's rational approach to great
logo design in the ‘60s. Saul was captivating as he described his
reasoning why his great
designs worked: thoughtful planning first, design next. Then it all
came together which I call credibility-based logo design. This new
resulting process happened one night in Saul's office.
When is an original thought truly original? Summerford argues only at the moment of revelation, and only if the audience (of one or many) hasn't already thought of it.
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