Lectures
Employment Strategies and Planning
The Second Global University Creative Expo
Beijing, China 2012
Nanjing Arts Lecture 2011

This illustrated talk with examples of resumes, cover letters, and both traditional and digital online portfolios presented a summary of employment strategies for students transitioning from design school to professional practice.

 

 

 

Jan Tschichold—Master Typographer: His Life, Work & Legacy
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University
Beijing, China 2012


Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschichold (1902–1974), one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the twentieth century. Not only was he a master in his field, but he also lectured on the subject, wrote a number of highly influential books, and designed many classic typefaces, including the best-selling Sabon.

This illustrated talk with archive photographs offered an overview of Tschichold's major influences and innovations, including his three landmark writings in the 1920s and 1930s, seminal poster design, groundbreaking work with Penguin Books, and later reappropriation of classical typography.

LECTURES

Strategies and Planning for Employment; The Second Global University Creative Expo 2012; The Seventh Beijing, China International Cultural and Creative Expo; Beijing; China 2012

Jan Tschichold Master Typographer—His Life, Work, and Legacy; Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University; Beijing, China 2012

Jan Tschichold Master Typographer—His Life, Work, and Legacy; School of Design, The Central Academy of Fine Arts; Beijing, China 2012

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; Fitchburg State University; Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States of America 2012

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; Typographic Animated Narratives: Violence in Contemporary Society; Motion Graphics: Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21; The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University; Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 2012

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; Typographic Animated Narratives: Violence in Contemporary Society; Motion Graphics: Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21; 3rd International Design Conference Katowice: Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice; Katowice, Poland 2012

Jan Tschichold Master Typographer—His Life, Work, and Legacy; Design College, Nanjing Arts Institute; Nanjing, China 2011

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; Massasoit Community College; Canton, Massachusetts 2011

Design Systems for the Olympic Games; 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games identity program; 1972 Munich Olympic Games Logo and Pictograms; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 2011

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; Conferencias Creactivo 2011; Universidad Del Valle De Mexico, Hermosillo, Sonora, México 2011

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; School of Art, College of Fine Arts; The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America 2011

Jan Tschichold Master Typographer: His Life, Work, and Legacy, College of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America 2011

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; School of Design, Nanjing Arts Institute; Nanjing, China 2010

Exploring Alternative Approaches to Combining Type and Image to Create Message; School of Design, Nanjing Arts Institute; Nanjing, China 2010

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; Icograda World Design Congress; Beijing, China 2009

The Modern Movement in America; School of Arts; Soochow University; Suzhou, China 2009

Jan Tschichold Master Typographer: His Life, Work, and Legacy, International Lecture Series, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China 2009

A Visual Investigation of Cultural Identity and Jan Tschichold Master Typographer: His Life, Work, and Legacy, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan 2008

A Poster Bibliography: Richard B. Doubleday, Video Conference and Official Opening, School of Architecture and Design, Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala, Summer 2008

A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity, Kunstschule Wandsbek School of Arts, Hamburg, Germany 2008

Jan Tschichold, Designer: The Penguin Years, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 2007

The Modern Movement in America; The International Typographic Style; The New York School; Corporate Identity and Visual Systems; The Conceptual Image; National Visions within a Global Dialogue; Postmodern Design; The Digital Revolution and Beyond, Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, Suzhou, China 2007

Jan Tschichold, Designer: The Penguin Years, Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, Suzhou, China 2007

Speaker and book signing, Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Boston University, Boston, 2006, Jan Tschichold, Designer: The Penguin Years, First published in the United States by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE, 2006. Published in the United Kingdom by Lund Humphries/Ashgate Publishing, London, 2006

Speaker, The Friends of St. Bride Library, St. Bride Library, Bridewell Hall, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, Jan Tschichold at Penguin Books, A Resurgence of Classical Book Design, London 2006

 

 

Paper Abstracts
  • A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity; Typographic Animated Narratives: Violence in Contemporary Society; Motion Graphics: Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21; 3rd International Design Conference Katowice: Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice; Katowice, Poland 2012
  • Invited Speaker, A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity, Icograda World Design Congress, Beijing: the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, 2009
  • Speaker, MX International Design Conference 2007, Universidad Iberoamericana A.C., Mexico City Mexico, A Visual Investigation of Contemporary Cultural Identity
  • Speaker, MX International Design Conference 2005, Universidad Iberoamericana A.C., Mexico City, Mexico, Jan Tschichold: Penguin Books, A Resurgence of Classical Book Design
The Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards
Tokyo, Japan 2009
Soochow exhibition

I was honored to be invited as a guest juror for the Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards 2009. I had the overwhelming yet envious task of sifting through 3,316 entries (including 930 entries from abroad) over the course of three days to select 9 award winning works.

It was apparent during the judging that contemporary graphic designers throughout the world continue to embrace individualistic aesthetic visions, while following national traditions, international influences and modern vernacular models, at the same time assimilating advanced technology, and new media. The wide range of type, book, and interactive designs, within the context of a competitive international design competition, demonstrated that designers throughout the world continue to produce high quality work. What repeatedly drew my attention were the graceful forms of Japanese characters and Chinese calligraphy. As an educator and writer of graphic design history, I was equally impressed by Katsumi Asaba's TDC prize-winning work, Diary "Asaba's Journal". The diary reveals a designer's daily narrative journey through one calendar year and likely resulting from a lifetime of observation.

Thanks to the hard work of the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards Committee, and the competitive spirit of these Annual Awards, this event plays an important role in supporting and encouraging new talent throughout the world. The wealth of work documented in this yearbook not only presents a group of groundbreaking design, but represents a larger body of work that plays an essential role in visual communication throughout the world.

 

  • INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITIONS JUDGING

    Judge – Second International Reggae Poster Competition, “Celebrating Great Jamaican Music”, Kingston, Jamaica; June 2013
  • Judge – Face Africa International Poster Competition, “Design For Water in Liberia”, Monrovia, Liberia; May 2013
  • Judge – International Student Poster Competition, “Energy Efficiency”, Berlin, Germany; November 2012