Design Thinking Lectures

Design Thinking

Tune in for a series of lectures on design coming your way, beginning next week!!

Announcing the 2011 William O Steinmetz ’50 Designer in Residence at Maryland Institute College of Art:

This Monday February 21, 6:30pm
“Process is King but a Queen Is a Bitch”
Eddie Opara provides a free lecture in Falvey Hall at MICA
1301 Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD

Pentagram’s newest partner, Eddie Opara, is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses brand identity, publications, environments, interactive installations, websites, user interfaces, and software, with many projects spanning across multiple media.

Next Thursday, February 24, 6:30pm
“Seek & Find”
Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt provides a lecture at Patterson Theatre
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD

Registration’s free for members through Saturday, February 19th!!

What is the best solution? Not the easy answer! Seek & Find is a way of working that is inquisitive and playful, disciplined and rigorous. Whether working in print, new media or the built environment, Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc. asks how volume and scale, materials and objects, color, type, imagery and text can be used in an original and meaningful way to create experiences that inform and delight.
Also for Thursday:

FREE program. All are welcome.

An Event by the Society for History & Graphics:
Pioneers of Modern Design – An informal book discussion on Chapter 2
February 24, 7:00-9:00pm
MICA, Room M110

Info posted at:

This SHAG program is sponsored by Dolphin Press & Print at MICA and MICA’s programs in Graphic Design and illustration. SHAG website is sponsored by AQUENT, the talent agency for marketers and designers.

Next Monday, February 28, 2:00 pm
“Jonathan Barnbrook: Graphic Designer”
Jonathan Barnbrook provides a free lecture in Falvey Hall at MICA
1301 Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD

Recently recognized in a major exhibition at the Design Museum of London, Jonathan Barnbrook is confirmed as one of Britain’s best-known graphic designers. Since 1990 he has chosen to work with a mix of cultural institutions, activist groups, and charities as well as completing a steady stream of personal works.

Thursday, March 10, 6:30 pm
“Design Ignites Change!”
Mark Randall provides a free lecture in the Center for the Arts Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall at Towson University

Creativity holds enormous power for fostering social change. As designers—contributors to the material world—we have a responsibility to make choices that benefit society in positive ways. The challenge we face is how do we expand our profession to have greater impact?

By AIGA Baltimore
Published February 18, 2011