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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.
Design methodologies add value to the visual arts curriculum by teaching the practical and purposeful
application of creative thinking—the very definition of innovation. So why has design education been largely absent in conversations about K12 education reform?
Section: Tools and Resources
A short film about designer, entrepreneur and social advocate John Bielenberg, who was awarded the AIGA Medal at “Bright Lights: The AIGA Awards Gala” in New York City in April 2013.
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AIGA Medal, interview, social issues, social responsibility
Beautiful book covers, the #NewNewTwitter, Design Envy picks from Juliette Cezzar, inspiration vs. imitation, Ice Cube on Charles and Ray Eames and the 2012 color of the year—these are our stories of the week.
AIGA executive director Ric Grefé comments on recent conversations about AIGA’s role and the criteria for its 2012 “Justified” competition, inviting members to join the discussion, share ideas and make recommendations.
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Competition, AIGA Insight, governance
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