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Feb 08, 2021

Exploring Specialties

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Join us as we visit with designers from a variety of sectors to learn about their workflows, work environment and day-to-day processes.

Tobias Frere-Jones, Founder at Frere-Jones Type in Brooklyn, NY
Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has established himself as one of the world’s leading typeface designers, creating some of the most widely used typefaces, including Interstate, Poynter Oldstyle, Whitney, Gotham, Surveyor, Tungsten and Retina. Tobias received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in 1996 and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has received the Gerrit Noordzij Prijs, the AIGA Medal, and most recently Cooper Hewitt’s 2019 National Design Award for Communication Design, recognizing his contributions to typographic design, writing and education.

Leo Jung, Creative Director, Pop-Up Magazine & The California Sunday Magazine, Pop-Up Magazine Productions in San Francisco, CA
Leo is the Creative Director of The California Sunday Magazine, a two-time winner of the Magazine of the Year Award from the Society of Publication Designers, and Pop-Up Magazine, the critically acclaimed live magazine. He is the former Design Director at Wired and Deputy Art Director at The New York Times Magazine. His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, and the Society of Publication Designers.

Annie Wong, Artist at Headexplodie in Oakland, CA
Annie a.k.a. Headexplodie is a mixed media storyteller known for cooking up eye candy in the form of sculptures, illustrations, and stop motion animation. Her work is a blend of delightful fun, oddball humor, and a touch of teenage rebellion, all rooted in her experience growing up as a first-generation Chinese American in South Texas. Pee-Wee Herman once told her she was very talented and she’s been riding high on that achievement ever since then. Her taboo-smashing GIF project Ovary Actions has received global coverage and she is a Giphy Featured Artist with over 16 billion views. She has created art for clients such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Vans, Creative Mornings, Facebook, Instagram, and The Greater Good Science Center.