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MaeLin Levine and her sister/business partner, Amy, grew up in
Leadville, Colorado, a very small town in the mountains at 10,400 feet
in elevation, where they learned to ride horses, swim competitively and
cultivate their creative souls. Levine then attended and graduated from
the University of Denver with a BFA in graphic communications design,
studying under her mentor, Judy Anderson. Levine moved to San Diego in
1987, opened Visual Asylum and helped to form the AIGA/San Diego
Chapter. She has served as a board member, communications chair, “Y
Conference” chair, vice president and finally president of the chapter
for a four year term. Additionally, Levine participated in the AIGA
national board nominations committee for two consecutive years. Levine
is a committed instructor of design at San Diego City College, where she
has been part of the adjunct faculty for more than 14 years.
Along with her Visual Asylum partners, Amy Levine and Joel Sotelo,
she does work for clients such as the MGM Grand Las Vegas, National
Geographic School Publishing and AVA MD-Medical Spa. Levine enjoys
working on a wide variety of projects including product identity and
packaging, themed restaurant identity and signage design as well as
Levine adopted two young girls, Karen, 13, and Kassandra, 6, in 2004,
and is the lead petitioner and president of the board of trustees of a
new K-6 charter school opening in the fall of 2008 in downtown San
What is the effect of Americanization on design? Vit asks whether his Mexican roots have any influence on his current work and finds nada.
Section: Inspiration -
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In the AIGA Journal Volume 14, Number 2 (1996), Massimo Vignelli declared Burkey Belser’s recently released Nutrition Facts label “A Masterpiece!” Now, after almost 20 years of quiet omnipresence, the FDA information design program is getting an update and everybody’s weighing in—including Belser himself.
Section: Inspiration -
information design, government, packaging
AIGA is a global community of design advocates and practitioners. This strategic framework will guide AIGA’s planning for the rest of the decade.
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Not all design websites are created equal—especially when it comes to their relevance for in-house designers. Here veteran in-house design manager Andy Epstein assembles a list of the 15 best blogs and websites, sharing the “who, what and why” behind his handpicked selections.
Section: Tools and Resources -
in-house design, in-house issues, professional development, INitiative
BSR Collateral System
RT @aiganeworleans: We've started a new series! Cool Stuff Roundup: First Edition – http://t.co/ayg6HESL9s
3 days ago
IZZE You’ll Love What’s Inside Campaign
Kyle Webster has some GREAT photoshop brush packs available. Perfect for illustrators or designers working with elements rendered by hand!
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IBM Smarter Planet Illustrations and Posters
Compostmodern 09 conference campaign
NowThatsRich (Andy Rich)
Great to see the whole creative team from @BrandExtract out at the @aigahouston @ONEFASTBUFFALO event last night. #aigaconnect