Educators will discuss innovations, challenges and best practices for teaching typography.
As a mainstay of design, typography is a corner stone of most degree programs in visual communication design. Still questions abound. How and where typography is taught is as varied as its use in design applications. We invite you to join fellow educators in a conversation which will focus on how, where and when we teach typography. Our panelists will explore the role of typography in the continuum of design education and identify areas where traditional programs experience shortcomings and challenges. We will ask what fundamental skills should be taught and whether the way we are teaching typography needs to change in a screen-based world? Finally, we will ask the audience to participate in identifying specific skill sets and methodologies which should be part of type-centric design curriculum in the 21st Century.
The conversation will be moderated by Doug Clouse, President of TDC and Principal at The Graphics Office and Liz DeLuna, Associate Professor of Design at St. John’s University.
Type Directors Club
347 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Liz DeLuna Associate Professor of Design St. John’s University
Doug Clouse President, Type Directors Club Principal, The Graphics Office
Thomas Jockin Founder of TypeThursday Adjunct Professor Queen’s College, CUNY and Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Amy Papaelias Assistant Professor Graphic Design SUNY New Paltz Co-founder of Alphabettes.org
John Gambell Senior Critic Yale School of Art Yale University Printer
Juliette Cezzar Designer, Writer Assistant Professor Communication Design Parsons School of Design, The New School
Educators discuss Graphic Design Programs at the Type Directors Club, Saturday, November 12, 2016. 2pm–5pm.
What challenges and obstacles do graphic design programs encounter today as they work to balance the multitude of critical thinking, and conceptual and technical skills needed to help students grow into thoughtful, adept and culturally aware design practitioners? How do programs housed in liberal arts institutions differ from those in art schools? We invite you to join educators in a conversation on the teaching of design in institutions with varied pedagogies and student communities.
Liz Deluna Associate Professor of Design St. John’s University
Mark Zurolo Associate Professor of Design University of Connecticut
Robin Landa Distinguished Professor Robert Busch School of Design Michael Graves College Kean University
Allan Espiritu Associate Professor Graphic Design Graphic Design Program Director Rutgers University
Dan Wong Associate Professor Communication Design New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Nick Rock Assistant Professor Graphic Design Boston University
Jessica Wexler Assistant Professor Graphic Design Purchase College, SUNY
Kelly Walters Assistant Professor Graphic Design University of Connecticut
Sponsored by AIGA/NY
Hosted by Type Directors Club
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Type Directors Club
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603
New York, NY 10018
Chair: Dan Wong, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
Mike Zender, University of Cincinnati; Visible Language
Elizabeth Guffey, State University of New York at Purchase; Design & Culture
Aaris Sherin, St. John’s University; Design Incubation
David Cabianca, York University
Discussant: Kathryn Weinstein, Queen’s College, City University of New York
Design programs in American colleges and universities are adding design research, contemporary practice, and publishing that demonstrates rigor and impact factor to the requirements of design educators’ scholarly activities. With these changing requirements, the need for reputable and established modes of dissemination has reached a critical mass.
From practice to theory, this panel examines research formats, forms of investigation, representation of research, venues, organizations, and publishing opportunities available to Communication Design educators and researchers. It will discuss contemporary design research approaches and formats, and note various organizations and publishing outlets accessible to educators, researchers, and practitioners of design. In conclusion, the panel will explore where practice fits within academia.
The 2016 Design Incubation Fellowship was held January 14–16, 2016 at St. John’s University’s Manhattan campus. This year’s participants may choose to pursue one of two modes for engaging with original research projects.
2016 Design Incubation Fellows:
Jen Roos, Mercy College, NY
Gigi Polo, Parsons The New School for Design, NY
Gennifer Weisenfeld, Duke University, NC
Steffi Duarte, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY
Dimitry Tetin, State University of New York, New Paltz
Aaron Ganci, Indiana University–Purdue University, IN
Meaghan Barry, Oakland University, MI
Anna Pinkas, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY
Janet Esquirol, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NY