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In 1996, Shelly Langton attended an international design conference
where she frequently heard the comment, “Oh, you’re the
American.” Being the only participant from the United States was not a
distinction she embraced. Langton, an AIGA member since 1993 and an AIGA
Seattle board member at the time, decided to research and write a paper
supporting AIGA’s membership in Icograda, the International Council of
Graphic Design Associations, which she believed to be a key step in the
process of involving more American designers in the international design
community. That paper, which she presented to the AIGA board of
directors, and her subsequent efforts to promote cross-cultural
awareness have been instrumental in paving the way for a more globally
Langton, who is the graphics manager for KPFF Consulting Engineers,
became involved with the World Affairs Council and organized an
international conference co-sponsored by AIGA Seattle and Vancouver’s
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC). It was at that 2002 design
conference, held in Vancouver, that the AIGA Center for Cross-cultural
Design (AIGA XCD) began to take form. Langton and several other American
designers met to discuss their shared interest in connecting with the
global design community. The result was a decision to work together to
create an AIGA community of interest to foster greater communication
between designers across cultures.
In May 2005, after changes in policies and circumstances, Icograda
welcomed AIGA as its 91st professional association. Langton
and the AIGA XCD team aspired to host an Icograda design conference in
the United States. Though it once seemed far out of reach, Seattle
hosted Icograda Design Week in July 2008. The time and effort
contributed by Langton, as one of the key organizers of this remarkable
event, were instrumental in its tremendous success.
AIGA Seattle recognized Langton’s tenacity, vision, intelligence and
commitment by naming her a 2007 Fellow.
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
More at designandviolence.moma.org
"The Crisis of Credit Visualized" (2008), an animation designed by Jonathan Jarvis to explain the global economic crisis (and part of the AIGA Design Archives), has been featured on "Design and Violence," MoMA's experimental online curatorial project spearheaded by Paola Antonelli. Selected by the project curators, Jarvis' work is described by Gillian Tett of the Financial Times and intended as a prompt for public discussion on the site.
Section: Inspiration -
information design, graphic design, animation
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
Are there too many students pumped out of design programs? Heller reports on the disputed figures, lax requirements and inconsistent standards that are impacting the profession.
Section: Tools and Resources -
Voice, college, graduate
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Kyle Webster has some GREAT photoshop brush packs available. Perfect for illustrators or designers working with elements rendered by hand!
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