The AIGA Design Educators Community (AIGA DEC) was established in 2004 to support the unique activities and responsibilities of design educators at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels in a wide

Lolita Cover Exhibited in Brazil

In spring 2014 my Lolita cover will be included in a small exhibition in Brasilia, Brazil, at Galeria Ponto. The exhibition will profile 15-25 of the covers from John Bertram’s

Coming Soon: Digital Design Theory: Essential Texts for the Graphic Designer

I’m busy working on a companion text to Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field. This new book, Digital Design Theory: Essential Texts for the Graphic Designer, (Princeton Architectural Press

The Lolita Cover Project

What designer doesn’t enjoy the challenge of creating a cover for Nabokov’s Lolita? Architect John Bertram contacted me last year to contribute to an anthology that he was editing entitled

Collaboration, Interaction, Participation: A Recent Panel at the College Arts Association Conference

Creativity is no longer the sole territory of a separate creative class. Artists and designers now face an activated public. Today’s users approach art and design with a growing expectation

The Future of Design Is . . . . Oh, Wouldn’t You Like to Know?

Originally published in AIGA Voice, September, 2009.  Why do designers obsess about the future? Admit it. We do. In the after party of a recent conference—and why is this where all

Out Of My Hands DC

Out of My Hands: Washington, DC Tue, Oct 16, 2012 Polygraph 528 F Street Terrace SE Washington, DC 20003 For the second night of AIGA DC Design Week 2012, participants joined workshop

Out Of My Hands Baltimore

A Participatory Workshop led by Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic Monday, Oct 15, 2012, Maryland Institute College of Art photography by Jennifer Marin To launch AIGA Baltimore’s Design Week 2012,

Critique Prompt Project

Hello Designers and Educators! We want to improve the graphic design critique through a new  flickr project. We’re collecting critique prompts from awesome people like you, and we’d love for

Participate Pilsen!

Participate Pilsen! Rod Northcutt (Miami Assistant Professor of Sculpture) and I travelled to the Czech Republic in July to lead a Participatory Art and Design Workshop at The University of