As we bring the curtain down on this year's highly successful graduate symposium, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and made the event such a memorable one. We are especially grateful to our distinguished keynote speakers, George Aye, Terresa Moses, and April Greiman, for sharing their invaluable insights, experience, and wisdom with all of us. Their thought-provoking presentations have undoubtedly left a lasting impact on us. We are thrilled to announce that the full recording of the live event with the student capstone presentations will soon be available on our YouTube channel and on the website, allowing you to relive the experience or catch up on any moments you may have missed. In the meantime, don't forget to visit our Instagram page to view sneak peeks from the day and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the symposium. Once again, thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Watch it on Youtube
Beatrice "Yajun" Guo
Trailblazers of Design: Exploring New Frontiers with Industry Luminaries
George Aye co-founded Greater Good Studio to use design to heal, to be just, to be restorative. Previously, he spent seven years at a global innovation firm before being hired as the first human-centered designer at the Chicago Transit Authority. Since founding Greater Good he guides clients and teams through complex projects that honor reality, creates ownership and builds power. He speaks frequently across the US and internationally. George holds the position of Full Professor (Adj) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
My talk is called,
“That Quiet Little Voice: When Design and Ethics Collide”
Co-Founder and Director of Innovation, Greater Good Studio
In-person and streaming
April Greiman, a trailblazing artist in the digital era, pioneered the adoption of computer technology as a versatile instrument for design. Her groundbreaking transmedia projects seamlessly fuse the intellectual rigor of European modernism with the provocative ingenuity of California's new wave movement, further solidifying her reputation as a visionary in her field. The American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded her the Gold Medal for lifetime accomplishment in recognition of her important contribution to graphic design. April Greiman is Professor of Design at Southern California University. She has received four honorary doctorates from various institutions, including the Academy of Art University, the Art Institute of Boston, the Art Center College of Design, and the Kansas City Art Institute.
Tenured Professor, USC Roski School of Art and Design
Terresa serves as the Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt, a design studio dedicated to social justice. In addition, she is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota's College of Design (CDes), where she also leads the CDes Design Justice Network. Terresa's work primarily concentrates on themes of race, identity, and social justice, utilizing her creative prowess to advocate for meaningful change within her community. Her dedication to community activism is exemplified through projects such as her recent solo exhibition, Umbra. Her design research interests include Project Naptural, which creates spaces to educate, connect, and empower Black women about their natural hair and self-identity, and Racism Untaught, a curriculum model that exposes "racialized" design and helps students, educators, and organizations develop anti-racist concepts.
Professor of Graphic Design & Director of Design Justice, University of Minnesota
In-person and streaming
Media and Immersive Experience (MIX) Center
50 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
We are Arizona State University’s
Master of Visual Communication Design Class of 2023
We work together to make the symposium happen
Clare Witt & Kim Tsen
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