Video – Graphic Design in the 21st Century by Chris Do
How can designers go beyond being pretty-makers?
In light of global forces, and the proliferation of design brokerages like 99 designs, how can graphic designers not only survive, but thrive in the new design economy? It starts by redefining what problems graphic designers should solve and how a small but important shift in thinking can have a great impact.
About Chris Do Founder & CEO at Blind
Chris is an Emmy award-winning designer, and founder and CEO of Blind Inc, where he oversees the creative and strategic direction of the company. He currently serves on the board and is an advisor for organizations that include AIGA/LA, Emmys Motion & Title Design Peer Group, Otis Board of Governors, Saleshood, Santa Monica College and Woodbury University. He has taught Sequential Design at the Art Center College of Design for over a decade. Prior to forming Blind, Chris worked at Cole & Weber as an Art Director, Epitaph Records as a designer, as a freelance designer at broadcast design firm Novocom and at R/GA LA under Kyle Cooper on main titles such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Celtic Pride and Eraser.
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