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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.
Can a religious icon be redesigned? In this reprise from a 1985 AIGA Journal Heller reports on how Rhode Island designer Malcolm Grear took the challenge and modernized the cross.
Section: Inspiration -
Voice, culture, social issues
In the second episode of AIGA’s video
series we travel to Salt Lake City to visit designer and letterer Thy
Doan of Pen and Palates. Learn how working as a sign painter at Whole
Foods renewed her passion for meticulous hand-lettering, and watch her
use digital tools to paint large-scale typographic murals.
Section: Inspiration -
This has been one of the most popular questions I’ve received so far,
and goes to show the how high the demand for UX designers and UX design
Section: Tools and Resources -
data visualization, interface design, user experience, digital media, professional development, advice
Students seem to be always stressed out. Tight deadlines, poor time management, balancing school and life, taking too much on. As an educator, I may be on the other side of the fence, but I can totally relate.
Section: Tools and Resources
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