Presentations will be presented showing how designers are key to the change in this world and how strategic design thinking is crucial to sustaining the human race. Beginning with influences from the entertainment industry and such creative forces such as Saul Bass, Los Angeles design has been at the forefront of this wave, stressing effective storytelling that separates great brands from the mediocre.
Touch Everything: The Explosion of Graphic Design.
Graphic design instructor John Clark is founder of Looking, an interdisciplinary design studio involved in two dimensional, three dimensional and new media design. He is past Department Chairman for Communication Design, Art Center (Europe), and an instructor at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design. Previously he was Vice President of Cross Associates, Los Angeles, a designer with Büro Rolf Müller für visuelle Kommunikation, Munich, and a co-founder of The GNU Group, Houston and Sausalito.
Saul Bass: The Man, The Mark, The Legacy
Stan is the CEO and Creative Director at Evenson Design Group (EDG). From initially designing album covers for rock and roll and jazz greats, he has continued to successfully build brands for NFL’s New England Patriots, Honda, Epson, Apple, Toyota, Disney, Fox, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers and USC’s Shoah Foundation. Stan the Man has a passionate commitment to bringing his collaborative spirit, keen listening and his infectious sense of humor.
The Future Is Where We Started
Petrula Vrontikis is a designer, author and educator, based in Los Angeles, California. She is creative director and owner of Vrontikis Design Office and a professor at Art Center College of Design teaching graphic design and professional practice. In 2007, she received the AIGA Los Angeles Fellows Award honoring her as an essential voice raising the understanding of design within the industry and among the business and cultural communities.