Denise Gonzales Crisp is a designer, writer, educator, curator, and author of Graphic Design in Context: Typography (Thames&Hudson, 2012). She is Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Graphic and Industrial Design, College of Design, North Carolina State University, and is the Director of the Master of Graphic Design (MGD) program. Denise arrived at NC State in 2002 to serve as Department Chair. Prior to this appointment, Denise was the Senior Designer at Art Center College of Design, and a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts masters program.
Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk, a graduate of the Otis/Parson's Art Institute, deals with contemporary life in its entirety in his work, with an emphasis on social issues. Frequently developed as expansive, multi-media projects, themes in his work have included inner city violence, graffiti, social and political issues, travel, war, prisons, Islam, surfing, and skateboarding.
Lecture: Emmet Gowin, 5pm, FA 015