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.
Ever wonder who designs all the crests, seals, medals, and emblems for branches of government and military? The director of the Institute of Heraldry tells all.
Section: Inspiration -
interview, Voice, branding
How getting ready can get in the way of doing.
This month marks two fairly important milestones in my life. Within the next 30 days I will celebrate both my 30th birthday and my eight-year
anniversary at The Coca-Cola Company. I tell you this because it means one thing: I’ve been doing a lot of thinking.
Section: Tools and Resources -
personal essay, INitiative, in-house design
In her book Designing Across Cultures, graphic designer/writer/trainer Ronnie Lipton provides advice on creating appropriate visual images in designs to diverse ethnic groups, including U.S. Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and Europeans. Here's an excerpt from the Asian-American chapter.
Section: Tools and Resources -
25 Films by Akira Kurosawa
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