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.
A special preview of the Sundance Film Festival selection The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Emory Douglas’ influential visual messaging for the Black Panthers.
Section: Inspiration -
AIGA Medal, Diversity and Inclusion, graphic design, print design, posters, advocacy, diversity, social issues, social responsibility
A tempting box for a sugary cereal designed to bait kids. Hip sneakers produced in sweatshops. Convincingly forged diplomas and documents. The 3D-printed gun.
Section: Inspiration -
Design for Good, advocacy, ethics
renaissance cartographers + @googlemaps have THIS in common: https://t.co/1HZO61jEj6 via @hyperallergic https://t.co/rBPD9n8cNM
25 minutes ago
Proof that #wearabletech doesn't have to look so damn gimmicky #NYFW https://t.co/ud9g6v5fxe @FastCoDesign https://t.co/7URGxpmWpM
41 minutes ago
meet @h_phillipson, a pioneer for poets+artists seeking inspiration https://t.co/vBc8k0iaw9 via @nytimes https://t.co/atjnL0yTo9
An hour ago
Li-Ning Retail Design
J. Kevin Tugman
Boom Boom Pow