After a lot of work behind the scenes, the Spring 2016 GenEdge work is coming to fruition. Over 30 people (faculty, staff, and students) from across the City Tech campus submitted work to be displayed in three amazing and concurrent exhibits which will happen from April 11-15. So far I’ve made the logo, the branding campaign, a style guide, several animated pieces, assignments for students, staff, and faculty… Oh, and video spots that are coming up. I curated a show, I am documenting it all… A lot of work! I hope it makes a difference for City Tech!
False Dichotomy is beginning to truly take form! I have artists agreeing to show, essays coming in from respected members of the fine art printmaking community, and a site in place! There is a lot to do: I have to find funding to print a decent catalog–but I feel so renewed. I have not been able to make a lot of work myself this year, but I can contribute through facilitation and research!
Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles “Playing with Type is a hands-on, playful approach to learning type application and principles. This engaging guide begins with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play. Along with a series of experimental design projects with an emphasis on type, the author provides designers with a “toolkit” of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. The awareness and sensitivity to type styles, forms, and type choices gained through these visual experiments will increase the designer’s confidence in their personal and professional work. This book can be used in the classroom or independently, and readers can go directly to exercises that appeal to them.” Lara McCormick, Rockport Publishers I was asked to contribute a free-form collage. My piece is featured on page 14.
Tomorrowland October 27 – December 8 Curated by Samantha Fields, this is a group exhibition featuring artists whose work depicts visions of future dystopias based on a turbulent present. Desert wastelands, faux fallen satellites, devises designed to ensure your survival and a world seemingly run by giant computer servers; the artists in this show offer a prescient window into a world that not only may be, but in some places, already exists. Artists include Lisa Adams, Libby Clarke, Daniel Dove, Trygve Faste, Sean Higgins, Kelly McLane, Thomas Muller and Klutch Stanaway. Additional events in conjunction for this exhibition taking place in Art and Design Center Rm 300 (Purple Crit Room) are as follows: November 5: Lecture, Libby Clarke — 10 am November 5-8 Workshops with Libby Clarke — Time TBD Our write-up in LA Weekly: Disney’s Tomorrowland Inspires an Art Show by Annie Tucker, Thursday, Nov 29 2012
I designed several in-depth print pieces for New Leaders. It was an intense exercise in truly absorbing massive amounts of information (READ EVERYTHING, designers!) under a very tight deadline. My work was used to guide hundreds of educators in Connecticut.
In 2010, I took Lara McCormick‘s Citizen Designer course at SVA. We pitched and won a Sappi grant for our work with BigNYC. This class was a huge impetus in my journey into teaching. At a time when I was struggling with my identity as a creative person, Lara showed me how to bring my ethics back into the mix with full force. I was then able to reconnect with my overarching mission, move from full-time ad agency work, and launch my teaching career. Here are the signs I designed for the campaign: We were even written up in Graphic Design USA’s Sustainable Design Issue! I also developed my own project, an app called Only Chumps Dump, for reporting people who dump illegally.