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Petrula Vrontikis has been a leading voice in the graphic design and
design education communities for more than 20 years. Her work has
appeared in more than 100 books and publications, and is part of the
permanent collection of the Library of Congress. She is the author of
the book inspiration=ideas: A Creativity Sourcebook for Graphic
Designers and is an editorial contributor to design publications and
the AIGA website.
She lectures at conferences and universities, and to professional
organizations worldwide about her work with Vrontikis Design Office
(35k.com) on subjects ranging from graphic design education to design
inspiration. In 2003 she was selected by Graphic Design: USA as
one of the “100 People to Watch.”
She has taught the senior graphic design studies course at Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena, California, since 1989, and was on the
national board of AIGA from 1999–2001. She has served on numerous local,
national and international design juries. In 2007 Vrontikis received an
AIGA Los Angeles Fellows Award, honoring her as an essential voice in
raising the understanding of design within the industry and among the
business and cultural communities of Los Angeles.
Do unions have a graphic design problem? Barringer offers remedies and speculation about how unions could turn their presentation into collective action.
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Recent launch of a distinct, new look and feel for the much-loved but often behind-the-scenes, philanthropic arts organization, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. This includes a new a dynamic logo system, overall look and feel for branding, and website:
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Learn more about the jurors’ thoughts on this 2013 “Justified” selection.
Section: Why Design -
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