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Friday, May 18, 2007

Design Matters Today with Alice Twemlow

Joining me today on Design Matters is Alice Twemlow.

Alice Twemlow is a design writer, curator and educator. She contributes to publications including Eye, Design Issues, I.D., Print, New York Magazine, and Architect’s Newspaper and her essays are included in books such as Elsewhere: Mapping (University of Minnesota Design Institute, 2006) and Looking Closer 5 (Allworth Press, 2007). She is the author of What is Graphic Design For? (Rotovision, 2006).

She is also an accomplished and sought-after curator. A selection of her exhibits include The Urban Forest Project in New York City, which included, 200 tree-related banners from designers all over the world in Times Square, New York, Emerging Designers in Berlin, Showing Heart, an exploration of contemporary illustration in the context of design at the Art Directors Club in New York, Powerhouse: UK, Department of Trade and Industry exhibition, in London and Design of the Times: One Hundred Years of The Royal College of Art in London.

Alice teaches critical thinking to MFA students at the School of Visual Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is the chair of a new MFA in Design Criticism at SVA scheduled to open in 2008. Alice has also directed and co-directed several design conferences including “Voice: AIGA National Design Conference 2002,” “Looking Closer: AIGA Conference on Design History and Criticism” (while program director at AIGA) and “Being Here: Craft and Locality in Graphic Design” in 2004. Alice received her BA in English Literature from Bristol University and her MA in Design History from the programme run by the V&A and the RCA.

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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