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Reed Agnew is one of the three founding principals of ThoughtForm
Inc., a design consultancy noted for untangling complex communication
At ThoughtForm Inc., Agnew has devoted his attention entirely to
graphic design and communications. He is specifically interested in
integrating language and visual design and especially in the use of
visual models to explain complex ideas. His notion of “writing
backwards” has guided his work, which has included information spaces
and exhibits, brochures, packaging systems, interactive programs, sign
systems, annual reports, handbooks, branding programs, websites and
software. He is also interested in computer technology and its
application to design problem-solving and production, as well as to
Before founding ThoughtForm Inc. in 1980 with Don Moyer and Grant
Smith, Agnew spent 13 years with Westinghouse, at the the company's
Corporate Design Center. A graduate of Lehigh University with a degree
in civil engineering, Agnew served as manager of industrial design and
later as manager of the design services group, which also included
graphic design. The Design Center was a unique, in-house consulting
office, set up under the direction of outside consultants Eliot Noyes
and Paul Rand. It provided design services to Westinghouse divisions
worldwide for products, graphics, signage, packaging, interiors and
He has won numerous design awards, published articles on a variety of
design-related subjects, speaks frequently at design and business
conferences and is actively involved in AIGA, APDF, IDSA and the Design
Alexander Isley is a 2014 AIGA Medalist and will be honored at The AIGA Centennial Gala on Friday, April 25 in New York City.
Section: Inspiration -
branding, communication design, editorial design, graphic design, print design, typography, AIGA Medal
I have been documenting typographic tattoos for more than ten years. So much can be expressed typographically—intimate messages etched in flesh. This
slideshow offers a sneak peek at some of my new images.
The federal government specifies that unpaid internships at profit-making
companies must demonstrate an educational experience
geared toward the interests of the intern, not the firm. AIGA Executive Director Richard Grefé describes the criteria, recent developments and new movements to raise awareness of intern rights.
Section: About AIGA -
compensation, AIGA Insight, internships, advocacy
Why are the typefaces that flash behind George Bush to underscore his major policy talks so BAD? Heller suggests that Karl Rove may be a great strategist, but he's a terrible type consultant. Could this be why he lost his job?
Section: Tools and Resources -
interview, Voice, election design
Not For Tourists iPhone Application
Not For Tourists, Inc.
RT @aigaboston: Tonight is our first In-House Design Series roundtable of 2014. If you couldn't make this one, there will be more! http://t…
8 hours ago
Holiday Gift Card Packaging
Design Square is a curated directory of the graphic design industry. It's a great resource for discovering firms, type, printers & more.
Shared in Tools & Resources by Lex Evan
Cascades 2008 Report on Sustainable Development
kasumelissa (Melissa Pierce)
RT @jessesison: .@jessicahische is coming, get your tickets! http://t.co/pga9wx5UM5 #handlettering #aigaconnect photo:… http://t.co/gC3rIPe…