Video: Phil Hamlett

Living Principles for Design

Filmed on October 10, 2012, at “Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

About this video

The Living Principles for Design aim to guide purposeful action, celebrating and popularizing the efforts of those who use design thinking to create positive cultural change. Learn how you can co-create, share and showcase best practices, tools, stories and ideas for enabling sustainable action across all design disciplines. 

Speaker bio

Phil Hamlett has more than 24 years of experience in a wide variety of design and communications roles. Currently, he is ensconced as a design educator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the largest private art and design school in the country. Hamlett's students emerge from the M.F.A. program as advanced design practitioners and go on to acquire positions at the highest levels of the profession. Prior to the Academy, Hamlett was communications director at Turner & Associates in San Francisco, and in a previous life, a principal and director of creative services for EAI/Atlanta. Regardless of where he is found, Hamlett is adept at identifying creative challenges, distilling core objectives and then facilitating the development of the creative teams, key messages, conceptual frameworks and communications vehicles best suited to address those challenges. Additionally, as the founder of Compostmodern and a co-author of The Living Principles for Design, he sets the agenda for sustainable business practices within the design community at large.