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Young Designers always have reacted towards trends, simultaneously often creating new ones. The stale computer generated graphics of the late 90’s ushered in a new crop of designers desiring to use their hands, make a mess, make mistakes & get away from bezier curves. This field of young designers started to see their work often as bigger than standard commercial graphic design. They allowed themselves to pursue illustration, printmaking, product development, sculpture and even exhibition.

These young creatives are just as devoted to their design careers as their art careers, writing careers, etc. and believe that the duality makes their end work more rich and vibrant. Four great examples are Mike Perry, Keetra Dean Dixon, Andrio Abero and Timothy Goodman. All of which are young designers pursuing multiple avenues within their work. This year for the seminal Fresh Dialogue AIGA/NY has invited these four to discuss this approach to their work. It’s sure to be an insightful night touching on process, inspiration and surprise.

As a designer and artist working in a variety of mediums, including—but not limited to—books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawing, painting, and illustration, Mike Perry is compelled by the ways in which the hand-drawn informs and deepens contemporary visual culture. Perry works regularly for a number of editorial and commercial clients including Apple, The New York Times, Dwell, Target, Urban Outfitters, eMusic, and Nike. In 2004, he was chosen as one of Step magazine’s 30 under 30, and, in 2007, as a “Groundbreaking Illustrator” by Computer Arts Projects. In 2008, he received Print magazine’s New Visual Artist award and the ADC Young Guns 6. His work has been exhibited around the world including the recent, solo show, Lost in the Discovery of what Shapes the Mind, at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN.

Andrio Abero is a Filipino-american graphic designer and illustrator from Seattle, living and working in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. His former studio, 33rpm, is internationally recognized and published with projects for Seattle’s vibrant music scene. He has proudly worked with Microsoft, Comedy Central, Astralwerks, The New York Times, and Live Nation producing distinctive work comprised of integrated type and image, and is a recipient of the ADC Young Guns 4 award.

Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer and artist who often works under the handle FromKeetra. Keetra divides her time between pubic installations, exhibits and commercial projects. Her work has been recognized on several fronts including a US presidential award, a place in the permanent design collection at the SFMOMA, and the honorable ranking of ADC Young Gun. She has been featured in numerous publications and exhibits, including feature articles in Etapes Magazine, commissioned works for the ’09 U.S. Presidential Inauguration and the ’10 UK Design Event. Dixon’s first solo exhibit opened its doors in November 2009 in London’s Kessel Kramer Gallery: KKOutlet. She has acted as Design Director with the LAB at Rockwell Group for installations featured at ’08 Venice Architecture Biennale and ’10 01SJ Biennial. Keetra’s commercial design continues to attract media giants such as The New York Times, Nike, Swatch, Sony & MTV.

Timothy Goodman currently lives in San Francisco and works for Apple Inc. Previously he was a senior designer with the experiential design firm COLLINS:, in NYC, where he worked for clients such as CNN, Motts, Pantone, and Microsoft. He enjoys doing a variety of illustration work which appear in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine, as well as a recent mural for the Ace Hotel. He is a contributing writer for Imprint, Print magazine’s online community for design. Timothy’s work has been honored by most major design publications and annuals. In 2009, Print selected Timothy for its annual “New Visual Artists” issue. That year, he also received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he graduated from the School of Visual Arts and began his career as a book jacket designer at Simon & Schuster.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for New School students, faculty, and staff (NSU ID required).

Time and Place:
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10016

Thursday, March 24, 2011
6:30PM Check-in
7:00-8:30PM Presentation

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