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    Queering Design Education

    February 8, 2019

    A must-read interview on the AIGA Eye on Design blog covering inclusive ways to approach teaching design, taking away the hierarchy in the classroom, and fostering community.

    I love this quote by Nicole Killian: “We need to remove that power and figure out how we can create a space where people actually feel comfortable and excited to be a designer, rather than being siloed at their laptops and trying to “win” against their peers. So many designers work by themselves, but it’s an important time, especially socially and politically, to talk about why it’s important to be in a space together. How can we consider community, and not just audience, in our work?”


    Frank Chimero on design criticism

    June 10, 2018

    This is an exceptional list of tips & techniques for productive design criticism by Frank Chimero. I learned some of these points in practice in design school, but it’s helpful to remind ourselves of smart ways to conduct and respond to critique, primarily when working in a team.

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    The People Who Keep the Design World Running are the Ones We Rarely See

    March 29, 2018

    Fascinating article on the people we don’t see who keep design agencies running behind-the-scenes. I also just finished reading AIGA Eye on Design’s first ever magazine issue, and it includes lots of articles related to this core theme of “invisible”.

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    Do Artists and Designers Have an Obligation To Be Political?

    September 14, 2017

    Interesting and important essay by Grace Chin on Design*Sponge.


    A Designer’s Code of Ethics by Mike Monteiro

    July 20, 2017

    This is an essential read for all designers on the Dear Design Student advice publication. For another interesting article, see “10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money.”

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    Hello Mr. on AIGA Eye on Design

    July 1, 2017

    AIGA Eye on Design has a new story up about Hello Mr.’s new membership model. This is an elegant solution to growing a community beyond the printed page.

    Diversity in Design Infographic

    March 9, 2017

    Timothy Hykes designed a wonderful infographic on diversity in the design industry for the Google & AIGA 2016 Design Census. View the project here.