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Michael Vanderbyl has gained international prominence in the design
field as a practitioner, educator, critic and advocate. Since being
established in San Francisco in 1973, his firm— Vanderbyl Design—has
evolved into a multidisciplinary studio with expertise in identity,
print and digital communications, interiors, showrooms, retail spaces,
signage, textiles, fashion apparel, packaging, furniture and product
design. Printed work by Vanderbyl has gained recognition in every major
design competition in the United States and Europe; his work is part of
the permanent collections of several museums and is featured in national
and international publications. Vanderbyl’s showroom and product
designs have also earned numerous awards and distinctions.
In 1987 Vanderbyl was elected a member of the Alliance Graphique
Internationale (AGI), an international graphic design organization based
in Zurich. He has served three terms on the national board of directors
of AIGA and served as president for the 2003–2005 term. Vanderbyl holds
a position on the Design Advisory Board of the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, as well as on the museum’s Architecture and Design
Accessions Committee. He was awarded the AIGA
Medal in 2000 and currently presides as dean of design at the
California College of the Arts.
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.
Section: About AIGA -
Competition, AIGA Insight, governance
Game designer Nicole Lazzaro explores how certain feelings create dynamic engagement, and explains how designers can tap into deeper emotional experiences using the “Four Keys to Fun” at “Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference.”
Section: Inspiration -
Good design has the ability to define a great product, service or cause. AIGA member Sara N.A. Suttle shares some thoughts on why skimping on design is never, ever a good idea.
Section: Why Design
Do multiple audiences exist and what are the constitutive aspects that make up an audience member? Golec explores the open door classroom.
Section: Inspiration -
history, Voice, education
What Type Are You?
In this #HHH2013 main stage video, Eric Baker provides a wealth of historical design inspiration, & a dose of levity: http://t.co/CivtVeGVhq
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Full house at our December @aigaraleigh community meeting! #aigaraleigh #aigaconnect @ Red Hat Tower http://t.co/yXJFFSONM2
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