Paul J. Nini

About Me

I am a proponent of human-centered research and designing for social impact.

Member Since May 2003
Member Type Supporter
AIGA Chapter Cincinnati
Title Professor
Company Ohio State University
Email ude.uso@1.inin
Website design.osu.edu
Portfolio Site www.generalpragmatics.portfoliobox.me/
Field Educator
Communication design
Strategy
Bio

Paul J. Nini is a Professor of Visual Communication Design in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications, and he has presented at numerous national and international design and education conferences. Paul currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Communication Design: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research (ico-D/Routledge). His degrees include a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from Miami University (Ohio, 1981), and a MSD (Masters of Science in Design) from the Institute of Design (Illinois Institute of Technology, 1988). Paul recently served as a member of AIGA's Design Educators Community (DEC) Steering Committee. He was also honored in 2011 with the Ed Grauer Award for service to the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA).

  • Paul updated a project on Behance.
    Compact Disc package for Randall Douglas Matson Art+Design special issue cover for 614 magazine Social Issues poster series Great Typefaces t-shirt series for Skreened.com
  • Paul authored "Graphic Design Family Values"
  • Paul updated a project on Behance.
    Pinchflat Bike Poster Series Graphic Design Heroes t-shirt series for Skreened.com
  • Paul J. Nini commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1565"

    paul and stewart – here are john berg's replies to your comments above, and the questions within. best wishes. – paul nini in response to comment #1 – after columbia: since leaving columbia in 1985, i freelanced for columbia, rca, and music-masters. some of the work for columbia special products included a 4 record boxed set "sinatra, the columbia years" which was nominated for a grammy, and roy orbison and bessie smith boxed cd sets, with booklets. in 2001, fully retired, we left new york for the beach in east hampton. in response to comment #3 – my relationship with bob cato: cato was my boss for 9 years or so. we collaborated on some projects. i would occasionally do typography for his projects (eg. blood sweat + tears -- "child is father to the man"). as far as credits go, cato's deal was that (as boss) he would share all art director credits no matter who else worked on the piece. he and i shared art director credit for work that came out of the art department, with the designers getting design credit. cato's department never won any awards before my arrival because he never submitted work to any of the shows. after i got there, we submitted work to everything and the department won awards like crazy. the work shown here is mine alone unless co-credited.

  • Paul J. Nini commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=1565"

    paul and stewart – here are john berg's replies to your comments above, and the questions within. best wishes. – paul nini in response to comment #1 – after columbia: since leaving columbia in 1985, i freelanced for columbia, rca, and music-masters. some of the work for columbia special products included a 4 record boxed set "sinatra, the columbia years" which was nominated for a grammy, and roy orbison and bessie smith boxed cd sets, with booklets. in 2001, fully retired, we left new york for the beach in east hampton. in response to comment #3 – my relationship with bob cato: cato was my boss for 9 years or so. we collaborated on some projects. i would occasionally do typography for his projects (eg. blood sweat + tears -- "child is father to the man"). as far as credits go, cato's deal was that (as boss) he would share all art director credits no matter who else worked on the piece. he and i shared art director credit for work that came out of the art department, with the designers getting design credit. cato's department never won any awards before my arrival because he never submitted work to any of the shows. after i got there, we submitted work to everything and the department won awards like crazy. the work shown here is mine alone unless co-credited.