“Singing the Surface” Live!

A video of my presentation “Singing the Surface,” is available at the VCFA MFA in Graphic Design YouTube channel. The talk was part of my 2016 visit as guest critic, lecturer and workshop leader for the April residency, and had been previously given at Kookmin University in Seoul, and Phoenix Design Week. An adaptation (with different graphics) was published earlier this year in Print magazine.

Laura Rossi Garcia: Dialectic Designer


My short feature on Laura Rossi Garcia was posted at the AIGA Design Educators Community website. Rossi was selected to be the first designer for Dialectic, the new academic journal produced by the AIGA Design Educators Community. I also serve on the founding Editorial Board of the journal, and proposed Rossi for the position after meeting her and reviewing her thesis work at Vermont College of the Fine Arts this past spring.


I will be the guest critic, lecturer and workshop leader for the April residency at the Vermont College for the Arts MFA in Graphic Design Program. The program “allows students to earn a 60-credit degree over a period of two years through a combination of weeklong, campus-based residencies followed by six-month semesters of student centered study, supported and guided by faculty advisors and peers.” My lecture will be the presentation “Singing the Surface,” and the workshop, “Music for Metaphors,” will lead students to the crafting of a 10–12 track design album, through processes inspired by and taken from contemporary popular music production. In advance of my visit, the program’s blog, Perpetual Beta, featured an interview with me.