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Design Conversation: Gail Anderson

  • The Walter Hill Auditorium 1280 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Learn design survival skills from AIGA medalist and educator Gail Anderson, who’s managed to sustain a seemingly successful career for 30+ years (knock wood). Anderson has done everything from producing bad mechanicals (in the Stone Age) to quirky type tricks (in the fancy digital era). Learn about moving from “making cool stuff” to tackling problem solving with design, and what she’d like to believe is more "conceptual thinking" (but in the end is probably just more cool stuff). Hear stories about the “good old days” and take have a look at what Anderson’s been up to for the last 30 years.  

Some themes we'll explore with Gail:

  • Take a class / teach a class (the secret to eternal youth)
  • Reinvention (how to design into your dotage)
  • Communication 101 (when to play nice, when to be scary)

So be sure to join us on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. for a special Design Conversation with Gail Anderson, founding partner of Anderson Newton Design and creative director at Visual Arts Press at the School of Visual Arts, Gail Anderson! 

Tickets are $15 | $10 for MODA Members | $8 for Students

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More on Gail Anderson:

Gail Anderson is the creative director at Visual Arts Press at the School of Visual Arts. She is also a founding partner at Anderson Newton Design, where she works with her pal Joe Newton on everything from book jackets to websites and tiny soaps. Anderson has taught at SVA for over 25 years, and has co-authored over a dozen books with Steve Heller. She is a member of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee for the USPS, and has lectured at conferences and universities around the world. Anderson is the recipient of the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and her work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, and the Milton Glaser Design Archives at the School of Visual Arts. She has very curly hair that is rapidly becoming a nest, and likes to believe that she is a reformed hoarder.

Earlier Event: July 26
The Lemonade Project: July Session
Later Event: July 29
Subversive Cross-stitch Workshop