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Creativity, Podcast, Season 2

018. Sketching as Design Thinking and Creativity, with Alma Hoffmann (S2E2)

Alma Hoffmann is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at the University of South Alabama with the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences. Alma received her B.A. from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, an M.F.A. from Iowa State University as well as a Diploma in Web Design from…

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Creativity, Podcast, Season 2

017. Design Innovation & Collaborative Creativity, with Jonathan Baldwin (S2E1)

Jonathan Baldwin is a Senior Lecturer and Program Leader across Glasgow School of Art, Design Innovation Programs. His research interests are higher education and creative/innovative pedagogy. He has been a keynote speaker at global conferences and previously taught at the Universities of Dundee, Brighton and Cambridge. Originally as a graphic designer, and a passionate Science…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

016. Research from Student to Graphic Design Career, with Brandon Garn (S1E8)

Brandon Garn is a Mixed Media Artist and Graphic Designer. Brandon graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Indiana University. He is transitioning from the creative team at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the strategic creative team at Levitate, a strategic communications agency. Brandon loves playing guitar, taking on freelance work, helping…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

015. Defining Your Personal Narrative in Your Research, with Marius Valdes (S1E7)

Marius Valdes is an artist currently based in Columbia, South Carolina. He is an Associate Professor in studio art concentrating on design and illustration at The University of South Carolina. He lives in Forest Acres, South Carolina with his wife Beth, daughter Emma, and very lazy but adorable dog, Mary. Valdes received his BFA in…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

014. Applying Biomimicry to Design Research, with Michelle Fehler (S1E6)

Michelle Fehler is a Biomimicry Professional and a Visual Communication Designer who is passionate about connecting Nature’s strategies to design. Her goal is to enable designers to tap into this vast database of inspiration in order to find innovative and creative solutions. Her research focuses on defining a life-centered design thinking methodology that allows the…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

013. Informed by the Things Around Us: with Meena Khalili (S1E5)

MEENA KHALILI is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art + Design, Meena holds a BFA in Illustration and an MFA in Visual Communication + Graphic Design from VCUarts and currently serves on the AIGA Design Educators Community National Steering Committee. Meena is the recipient of the 2019 National…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

012. Research Doesn’t Have to be Book Research: with Helen Zughaib (S1E4)

Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art at Syracuse University, earning her BFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Helen currently lives in Washington, DC, and works full-time as an artist. She paints primarily in gouache…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

011. Environmentally Sound Research: with Eric Benson (S1E3)

Eric Benson was born in Arizona and raised in Mid-Michigan where he later received his BFA in graphic and industrial design from the University of Michigan in 1998. He worked professionally as a UI/UX designer at Razorfish and Texas Instruments before he received his MFA in design from the University of Texas at Austin in…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

010. The Community & Network of Research: with Meaghan Dee (S1E2)

Meaghan Dee is a dog-loving typography nerd, who is both a practicing graphic designer and an educator. Currently, she serves as Chair for the Graphic Design program at Virginia Tech And co-chair of the AIGA National Design Educators Committee. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Meaghan worked professionally as a designer for the Architecture and Design…

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Podcast, Research, Season 1

009. A New Kind of Design: with Herb Vincent Peterson (S1E1)

Herb Vincent Peterson is an award-winning multidisciplinary creative director, design researcher, and educator with experience in strategic branding and social design practices. After a career working with global brand giants (Gap, Old Navy, GM, and Urban Outfitters) Peterson realigned his practice to focus solely on socially engaged organizations. Peterson’s research lies at the intersection of…

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Podcast, Prologue, State of Design Education

008. A Prologue with Robin Landa: The State of Design Education

A Prologue with Robin Landa. Robin Landa is a Distinguished Professor in the Michael Graves College at Kean University. She has written twenty-three books including, Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age, Graphic Design Solutions, 5th edition, Advertising By Design, 3rd edition, Build Your Own Brand, DRAW!, and Designing Brand Experiences. Robin has won numerous awards, including awards from…

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007. A Prologue with Thomas Jockin: The State of Design Education

A Prologue with Thomas Jockin. Thomas is the founder of TypeThursday, a lecturer at City University of New York Queens College, City College and previously at State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology, and a practicing typeface designer with clients such as Google, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Foot Locker, Express. Thomas received his BFA in…

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006. A Prologue with David Moyer & Brian Flynn: The State of Design Education

A Prologue with Brain Flynn & David Moyer of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Graphic Design and Art! On this episode we talk with Brian Flynn and David Moyer of the Pennsylvania College of technology. We talk about the beauty of art and its importance to graphic design, the criticality of digital components in the curriculum…

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005. A Prologue with Nancy Wu: The State of Design Education

Nancy Wu is an instructor at the IDEA School of Design at Capilano University. She is also senior graphic designer and art director at Nancy Wu Design. Nancy and I discussed the importance of design school choices as well as the importance and criticalness of internships and were internships fit into the design curriculum, and…

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004. A Prologue with Lefteris Heretakis: The State of Design Education

A Prologue with Lefteris Emmanuel Heretakis. Lefteris talks about his design education in London. We compare his experiences on the state of design education with design education in the US, methodology, theory, pedagogy, and research in design education Recorded 5.24.2019, Aired 6.21.2019 Music featured on this Episode Opening and closing track: “Street Background Vlog Hip-Hop”…

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003. A Prologue with George Garrastegui: The State of Design Education

George Garrastegui earned his BFA from State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and this MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). George is a designer educator and a creative Catalyst. He’s a native New Yorker who looks to the city’s rich history and culture for inspiration in his…

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