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Michael Hodgson is the principal of Ph.D, a Santa Monica-based design
firm serving an enlightened roster of clients with visual acuity, crisp
thinking and penetrating wit. Ph.D’s work has been executed across a
wide range of mediums for a mix of Fortune 500 companies, innovation
leaders and cultural institutions such as 20th Century Fox, Border
Grill, Chronicle Books, Frederick Fisher & Partners, Gehry Partners,
The Getty Foundation, Herman Miller, liveBooks, Nike and The Rand
Born and raised in London, Hodgson studied at St. Martin’s School of
Art in London and graduated from Brighton College of Art in 1974. He
began his career at the influential magazine Harpers & Queen
(under the legendary Willie Landels), where he would eventually become
art director, until his departure in 1979.
Hodgson is president emeritus of AIGA Los Angeles and serves on the
advisory board of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design, for which he
has been instrumental in recruiting more than 100,000 design firms (and
counting) to sign the Designers Accord, a Kyoto treaty for responsible
design. In 2007 he was named an AIGA Fellow, the highest honor awarded
by AIGA chapters.
Most weekends he can be found on his Trek carving trails through the
Santa Monica Mountains or perhaps dashing across the finish line at a
local triathlon. He is married to Gill Hodgson and has three beautiful
daughters: Lily, Maudie Rae and Lucie. He always, always makes time for
Richard Danne is recognized with a 2014 AIGA Medal for elegant, effective design for corporate and cultural contexts and for sustaining a decades-long commitment to strengthening the design community.
Section: Inspiration -
communication design, editorial design, graphic design, print design, corporate design, AIGA Medal, annual report, logos
One of the perks of being the managing editor at AIGA is spending my
mornings reading design stories and calling it “work.” But not everyone
(or wants to) peruse RSS feeds like it’s their job. Consider
this a hit list (as well as a few things you may have missed) of the
things I’ve and seen, read and watched this week.
Section: Inspiration -
Education, graphic design, packaging
For 24 hours, ten designers from various communities and backgrounds brainstormed, strategized and designed approaches to the #Ferguson unrest, the recognizable racial divide in the St. Louis community and the nationwide issue of police brutality.
Section: Why Design
Learn more about the jurors’ thoughts on this 2013 “Justified” selection.
Section: Why Design -
Alt Group Limited
"It's not how big you grow, it's how you grow big." J. Fullerton refs @jane_jacobs #GAINconference
1 hours ago
Vaska Natural Detergent
Remember those great Volkswagen ads?
Posted by David Airey
3 days ago from
David Airey, graphic designer
Fantastic animations for Harvard's online neuroscience course
Posted by Rebecca Fulleylove
It's Nice That
Graphic Design Blueprints: Architects have them, now designers do too. Boost designs by discovering their target markets' Visual Preferences
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