Abbott’s projects address the cultural role of design and the public life of the written word. At Pentagram he leads a team designing books, magazines, catalogs, identities, exhibitions, and creating editorial projects. His work and critical writing has appeared in Eye, Print, I.D. and other publications, and he is the co-author of four books, including the classic Design/Writing/Research: Writing on Graphic Design.
Andrew Losowsky is the Project Lead of The Coral Project, an open-source collaboration between Mozilla, The New York Times and The Washington Post to reimagine community and comments for publishers of all sizes. He has worked on digital products at News Corp and The Huffington Post, and was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Among his many books, he’s written about infographics, editorial design, book covers, indie publishing, and Italian doorbells.
Bonnie’s work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA and has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, and the Society of Publication Design, among others. Bonnie also has a regular advice column on Design Observer where she responds to readers’ questions (submit yours to email@example.com!). Her clients include Participant Media, HBO, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Public Library, The Criterion Collection, Random House, and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
For nearly two decades, Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson has written about architecture, design, and cities. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, The Atlantic’s CityLab, and Design Observer, among many others. She has been an editor at Fast Company’s CoDesign, Metropolis, and Urbanite, and she is a contributing editor with Architect and Architectural Lighting magazines. Dickinson also writes fiction and creative nonfiction.
Jackie is a designer for Sosolimited, an art and technology studio that specializes in interactive environments and multi-sensory design. She is the creator of The Little Bug, an award-winning interactive storybook app which received recognition from USA Today as a top 10 kids app of 2014. Jackie studied design for the theatre at the University of Maryland and received her MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She now resides in Boston.
Eric Gunther was born in New York in 1978. He studied Computer Science at MIT. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is a founding partner of the art and technology firm, Sosolimited. Eric makes music and an occasional music video, among them a time-warping dance video for OK Go. During after hours, Eric dances like an alien robot squid, makes vibrating sculptures, and meditates on nothingness.
Jeremy maintains his own design practice and also serves as a collaborative designer and art director at Ashton Design in Baltimore, Maryland. During his 12-year tenure at Pentagram, Jeremy Hoffman was promoted to senior designer and later named an associate partner. Working primarily with museums and cultural institutions, Jeremy worked on an array of branding, exhibition, and signage projects.
Mark Mulder is a graphic designer, visual researcher, educator and course director Graphic Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University. After his bachelor study in Graphic Design, Mark started his own practice. The Studio for Visual Pop.Culture (http://www.visuelepopcultuur.nl/) is a graphic design studio, which operates in the field of identity, strategy and research. The studio works in a broad variety of contexts: from commissioned work, ranging from corporate identities to cultural communications, and self initiated (research) projects.
Rianne Petter (1975) is a graphic designer and visual researcher who lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After her bachelor study (2002) in Graphic Design at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam (NL), Rianne started working as an independent graphic designer on commissions from both the cultural and commercial circuit, in the areas of art, festivals and fashion. From 2002 until 2010 she frequently tutored at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University. In 2006 she started her visual research on the medium of the poster in collaboration with graphic designer René Put.
Other Means is a graphic design studio in New York City that work on identities, websites, exhibitions, and publications. In addition to our work with clients, we produce projects that investigate our fascination with language and design’s relationship with popular culture. In 2013, Other Means initiated the New York iteration of Typography Summer School — an annual, weeklong intensive graphic design workshop and lecture series.