Video: Sean Adams

The Historical Survey of AIGA

Filmed on October 15, 2011, at “Pivot: AIGA Design Conference

About this video

Throughout its nearly 100-year existence, AIGA has adapted to many shifts and challenges that have faced the design community and the world at large, and has consistently advocated for more robust and influential roles for designers. Join former AIGA president Sean Adams as he leads you on an educational—and entertaining—historical survey of AIGA. And don't worry, it's not boring—especially if you like images of really cool design.

Speaker bio

Sean Adams is a partner at AdamsMorioka, Inc., in Beverly Hills. Since AdamsMorioka’s founding in 1994, Adams has been globally recognized by every major competition and publication including: Communication Arts, AIGA, Graphis, the Type Directors Club, British Art Directors Club and the New York Art Directors Club. AdamsMorioka has been exhibited often, including a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Adams has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally in the “I.D. 40.” He is a fellow of the International Design Conference at Aspen and was named as an AIGA Fellow in 2006. Adams is past president and fomer national board member of AIGA, as well as the past president ex officio of AIGA Los Angeles. He currently teaches at Art Center and is a frequent lecturer and competition judge internationally. He is the co-author of books Logo Design Workbook, Color Workbook and the series Masters of Design. AdamsMorioka’s clients include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Adobe, Gap, Frank Gehry Partners, Nickelodeon, Sundance, Target, USC and The Walt Disney Company.