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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
Abbott Miller is recognized with a 2014 AIGA Medal for design that elevates culture, fusing content and form through elegant and incisive publications, exhibitions and identities.
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AIGA Medal, book design, editorial design, environmental design, exhibition design, graphic design, identity design
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Karin Bryant, creative director at Peet's Coffee takes us through a typical day at the office, plus the projects she's most proud of and what keeps her inspired after more than a decade on the job.
Section: Tools and Resources -
INitiative, branding, graphic design, identity design, in-house design
“The thought of going in-house initially scared me,” says the associate creative director of Target. “I was worried that I’d have less variety and fewer opportunities to flex my creativity. I couldn’t have been more wrong.” Peters talks about what it’s like to work for one of the most respected in-house design groups around.
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interview, INitiative, advertising, illustration, branding, graphic design, identity design, in-house design, print design, corporate design
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Book artists from around the world exhibit outstanding examples of design, printing and binding. A truly unique show. Richmond, CA
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Video: AIGA Medalist John Maeda
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