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Monday, January 21, 2008

Alissa Walker covers Compostmodern 08

Compost Modern 08

Alissa Walker, the Hildy Johnson of the design community, has posted one of her most impressive and heartfelt columns on Unbeige. She covered the entire Compostmodern 08 conference this past weekend in San Francisco, and includes important coverage on The Designers Accord, presentations by Nike and Marc Alt, and awesome poetry by spoken word artist Dawn Maxey.

A must read for anyone interested in living responsibly on our planet.


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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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