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Frank Baseman is the principal of Baseman Design Associates, an
award-winning, interdisciplinary graphic design firm providing visual
communication services to a variety of corporations and institutions. He
is also an associate professor in the Graphic Design Communication
program at Philadelphia University, where he has taught since 1998. In
2007, he was awarded the Innovation in Teaching Award from Philadelphia
Prior to starting Baseman Design Associates, Baseman was an art
director at Philadelphia Magazine. He has also worked as a senior
designer/art director with Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser, and the
Bernhardt Fudyma Design Group in New York. A native of Philadelphia, he
earned a BA in graphic design from Pennsylvania State University and an
MFA in graphic design from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
Frank Baseman has served on the national board of directors of AIGA
(2003–2006), and he was the founding chair of the steering committee for
the AIGA Design Education community of interest (2001–2006). He was
co-chair of “Revolution: Philadelphia,” a national AIGA Design Education
conference (2005), and he is a co-curator of “The Graphic Imperative:
International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment,
1965–2005,” a traveling exhibition of 40 years of sociopolitical
posters. In 2008, AIGA Philadelphia named him as a Fellow.
The work of Baseman Design Associates has received recognition from
numerous national and international communication organizations, design
exhibitions and publications.
What happens when designers apply their problem-solving skills to socially progressive businesses and causes? In the first of an ongoing series of posts, Laura Weiss shares her experience and points the way for designers considering pro bono projects.
Section: Why Design -
nonprofit, personal essay, Design for Good, problem solving, pro bono, social responsibility
It’s rare for American audiences to have access to the wealth of graphic design that is currently being created in Iran. Recently, a team of designers, writers and scholars have convened to curate a collection of contemporary Iranian design and exhibit it in the United States.
Section: Inspiration -
graphic design, Exhibition, posters, cross-cultural design, culture, international
A not-so-brief rant about the future of interaction design, Design Envy picks from Stewart Smith, type and web designers as kindred spirits, the New Yorker's first-ever creative director and Adobe’s embrace of HTML5 are just some of our top stories this week.
The changing (type) face of New York has been well documented by Paul Shaw. Here, our intrepid guide takes AIGA readers on a tour of Brooklyn.
Section: Inspiration -
typography, Voice, signage
AIGA MAKE/THINK Conference - Title Sequences & Motion Graphics
Have you seen any truly amazing work on Vine yet? @sampotts picked these by @origiful for #DesignEnvy: http://t.co/C35Hx0mXlZ
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dianholton (Dian Holton)
@marcocaridad great meeting you in Philly. Can't wait for the Latin conference your producing! I hope to come down for it! #aigaconnect
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