Spring 2012 Design Lecture Series biographies

The Design Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Graduate & Undergraduate Communications Design Departments

John Thackara

John Thackara is a writer, speaker, design producer, and director of Doors of Perception. John writes for Design Observer, and is the author of twelve books including In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World and Wouldn't It Be Great If….
Design Observer
John Thackara's website

Karin Fong

Karin Fong is a director, designer, and one of the founding members of Imaginary Forces. A graduate of Yale, Karin’s work has been featured at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, The Wexner Center, Artists Space, The Walker Art Center, and in numerous publications.
Imaginary Forces
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Rory McGrath & Geoff Han, OK-RM workshop

OK-RM is a London based design studio founded in 2008. Working with a broad range of clients from individuals to institutions, the studio has a project specific approach allowing for a highly varied output that encompasses visual identity, publication design, art direction, editorial and digital projects.

Khoi Vinh

Khoi Vinh is a graphic designer, blogger, and former Design Director for The New York Times, where he worked from January 2006 until July 2010. He is the co-founder and CEO of Lascaux Co., makers of Mixel for iPad, the world’s first social collage app. Fast Company named Vinh one of "The 50 Most Influential Designers in America" in September 2011.
Khoi Vinh's website Subtraction
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John Gall

John Gall is the Vice President and Art Director for Vintage/Anchor Books. His book cover designs for Vintage, Alfred A Knopf, Grove Press, and other publishers along with CD packages for Nonesuch records have been recognized by the AIGA, Art Directors Club, Print, Graphis, and ID Magazine and are featured in the books: Next: The New Generation of Graphic Design; Less Is More;, By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design and the forthcoming Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers. His website has been under construction since the dawn of the internet, but you can see various images and ramblings here.

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