The Guest List
Creative Visitors to the Scenic City since 2000
Guests listed go from most recent (at the top) to those from quite some time ago (towards the bottom). Let us know if we left you off the list.
R. Michael Hendrix, July 2010
R. Michael Hendrix is a Location Director and Associate Partner at IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy. In addition to leading the Boston studio he provides guidance for brand strategy on projects ranging from products to communities. Prior to IDEO he served for six years as Chief Brand Officer and Creative Director at Tricycle, Inc., a sustainable design company he co-founded to reduce petroleum use in the contract interiors industry. In 2008 he was named an AIGA Fellow in recognition of significant contributions to the practice of design in Chattanooga. Michael has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee.
Terrence Chouinard, May 2010
Terrence lives & works in Athens, Alabama where when he's not designing or printing books, he's thinking about designing or printing books. In-between press runs he moderates the typographic public service blog Typocurious.com and is currently developing an online bibliography of the educator & printing historian Alexander S. Lawson.
Simon Esterson, October 2009
Simon Esterson is an editorial designer. He was the launch art director of the architecture and design magazine Blueprint and later creative director of Italian architecture monthly Domus. He is now creative director and part owner of Eye, the international review of graphic design.
Casey Caplowe, June 2009
Casey is a a co-founder and the creative director for GOOD magazine living in Los Angeles. Casey was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Virginia, went to college in Rhode Island—with a brief interlude in Prague—then lived in New York for most of a year before arriving in Los Angeles in 2004. He's been in LA since, trying to figure the place out, while working, quite a lot, on GOOD.
John Bielenberg, June 2009
John Bielenberg is a partner and co-founder of San Francisco-based C2 with Greg Galle and Erik Cox, and the founder and director of Project M, a summer program designed to inspire young designers, writers, photographers and filmmakers by proving that their work can have a positive and significant impact on the world.
Marty Neumeier, September 2008
Marty Neumeier, founder of Neutron LLC. He’s the author of bestselling “whiteboard overviews,” The Brand Gap, Zag and The Designful Company. BusinessWeek calls Marty Neumeier “the only brand expert who writes big-idea books filled with practical how-to advice that can be read on a brief plane ride.”
Josh Levine, September 2008
Josh was with Neutron LLC at the time of his visit, but he is now with Great Monday – a creative agency that designs culture driven brand programs to help companies communicate inside and out. After earning a degree in BS in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University, he went on to earn a BFA in Graphic Design and worked at renowned identity firms such as Landor, and VSA before joining the San Francisco brand consultancy Neutron.
Chip Kidd, May 2007
Book-jacket/graphic designer and — with the publication of the Cheese Monkeys— novelist, Chip Kidd lives in New York City and works for Alfred Knopf. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Graphis, New York and ID magazines. Among his growing list of accolades is the International Center of Photography's award for Use of Photography in Graphic Design. He has contributed to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, Vogue, The New York Observer, Details, Arena, 2WICE and the New York Post. He is the design consultant for the Paris Review and a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationalle.
Joshua Davis, November 2005
Joshua Davis is a New York based artist, designer, and technologist producing both public and private work for companies, collectors, and institutions. Since 1995, Joshua Davis has been using technology and computers as a medium to create projects that a recent Apple Pro Profile touted as infinitely interesting.
Mike Jakab, November 2005
Michael Jakab is an award-winning director who specializes in entertaining narrative, design and technology. His design and directorial work has been featured in Studio Voice, Tokion, Idea, Communication Arts, Creativity, Shift, Print, RES and Boards. In addition to teaming with DUCK in 2009, Jakab currently acts as one of the two principals of agency:collective, an award-winning design studio, since its 2006 founding in San Francisco.
Lisa Prescott, November 2005 and February 2003
Lisa is an award-winning art director who specializes in entertaining narrative, design and technology. In addition to working for companies like Imaginary Forces and IDEO, Lisa also holds a graduate degree in design from Yale University. Prescott currently acts as the other one of the two principals of agency:collective, an award-winning design studio, since its 2006 founding in San Francisco.
Bradley Grosh, November 2005
Bradley Grosh is the Creative Head behind GMUNK, a one-man production house specializing in Motion Graphics for all media forms. Presently, Bradley has settled in the Hollywood Hills, freelancing for various Broadcast studios in Los Angeles. Before that, Bradley rocked the Aussie Broadcast Design scene for Sydney-based Engine Design. Before moving down under, Bradley jammed full-time for Imaginary Forces in Hollywood, doing mainly Broadcast and Film title design.
Bill Grant, February 2003
Bill Grant is President and Creative Director of Grant Design Collaborative in Atlanta and serves on the national board of AIGA as president emeritus. He served on the National Board of the American Institute of Graphics Arts (AIGA) from 2001-2004. Grant was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta chapter of AIGA from 1993-1999 and served as the chapter’s president from 1997-1999. Grant helped author and produce the AIGA “Business and Ethical Expectations for Professional Designers” and chaired GAIN, the 2002 AIGA Business and Design Conference. Grant also assisted in curriculum development and attended the inaugural AIGA Harvard Business School program “Business Perspectives for Design Leaders.”
Patrick Short, February 2003
Patrick Short is currently Creative Director for Eric Mower and Associates, Eric Mower and Associates (EMA) is ranked among the top 20 independent agencies in the USA with 250 communications professionals in seven East Coast USA offices (along with a Los Angeles location on the West Coast) and 2009 estimated billings of $215 million (US). It is the only privately-held U.S. marketing communications agency with top-tier rankings in the advertising, public relations, sales promotion and business-to-business categories. EMA was recently named the second best midsize B2B agency in the nation by BtoB Magazine. Patrick’s work has been featured in many prominent design publications including Print and Graphis. (if you can't tell, we need a better photo and bio for Patrick!)
Rick Poynor, May 2001
Design critic and writer. He founded Eye magazine,the international review of graphic communication, and edited it from 1990 to 1997. He has written on design and the visual arts for Blueprint, Frieze, I.D., Graphis, and other magazines. He lectures widely in Europe and the United States and is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London. His books include Typography Now, Design Without Boundaries, Typographica and Obey the Giant.
Robynne Raye, April 2001
Since co-founding Modern Dog Design Co. in 1987, Robynne Raye has continued to do work for entertainment and retail companies - both local and national - and counts posters, packaging and identity projects as some of her favorite work. Recent clients include Coca-Cola, Adobe Systems Inc., Blue Q, Olive Green Dog Products, Shout! Factory and Seattle Theatre Group. Robynne has received recognition from every major design organization in the U.S and her work has been featured in numerous books and magazines.
Stefan Sagmeister, November 2000
Sagmeister studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He later received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute in New York. In 1991, he moved to Hong Kong to work the Leo Burnett Hong Kong Design Group. In 1993, he returned to New York to work for Tibor Kalman at M&Co. His tenure there was short lived, as Kalman soon decided to retire from the design business. Stefan Sagmeister proceeded to form the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, David Byrne, the Guggenheim Museum, Lou Reed and many others. He has received every major design award and even a Grammy for his design work.