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MaeLin Levine and her sister/business partner, Amy, grew up in
Leadville, Colorado, a very small town in the mountains at 10,400 feet
in elevation, where they learned to ride horses, swim competitively and
cultivate their creative souls. Levine then attended and graduated from
the University of Denver with a BFA in graphic communications design,
studying under her mentor, Judy Anderson. Levine moved to San Diego in
1987, opened Visual Asylum and helped to form the AIGA/San Diego
Chapter. She has served as a board member, communications chair, “Y
Conference” chair, vice president and finally president of the chapter
for a four year term. Additionally, Levine participated in the AIGA
national board nominations committee for two consecutive years. Levine
is a committed instructor of design at San Diego City College, where she
has been part of the adjunct faculty for more than 14 years.
Along with her Visual Asylum partners, Amy Levine and Joel Sotelo,
she does work for clients such as the MGM Grand Las Vegas, National
Geographic School Publishing and AVA MD-Medical Spa. Levine enjoys
working on a wide variety of projects including product identity and
packaging, themed restaurant identity and signage design as well as
Levine adopted two young girls, Karen, 13, and Kassandra, 6, in 2004,
and is the lead petitioner and president of the board of trustees of a
new K-6 charter school opening in the fall of 2008 in downtown San
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Section: Why Design -
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, a local design studio sought to make sense of the chaotic sequence of events. Using iconography to tell the story, here is the book they created: 102 Hours.
Section: Inspiration -
book design, communication design, Design for Good, social issues
Many of the best brands that have emerged from our work with designers focus on names that combine strong linguistic clues with the right amount of cleverness and personality. So how can you guide your team to develop a name with true design and branding potential? And what about the URL?
Section: Tools and Resources
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Section: Inspiration -
design thinking, Voice
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