The Show and Tell Conversation Series
The “Show and Tell” exhibit and intimate conversation series honors the Bay Area’s prestigious AIGA Medalists, the national AIGA’s 100 Years of Design Centennial and the AIGA SF chapter. AIGA Fellow Karin Hibma Cronan curated and hosts.
Maria Giudice “The Rise of the DEO”
Facebook's design chief on empathy, complexity, and tomorrow’s leadership…
Innovator, artist, protagonist, and positive provocateur—Maria Giudice has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her career. Her grasp of the pragmatic, the authentic, and the essential has kept Maria at the forefront of the intersection of design and business for over 20 years.
Facebook's director of product design since 2013, Maria believes that the innate characteristics designers possess – are superpowers.
Charge up yours as she shares her story, experience and insights.
This video was recorded the evening of Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco, California, USA. Maria Giudice is an AIGA Fellow.
Michael Mabry : : “Pencil Paper Scissors”
You couldn’t miss it…
Michael Mabry’s oversize pull-toy, studded with tiny nails and plastered with colorful bits of paper – sourced from parking tickets, movie stubs, junk mail and print ads – stands guard in the Show and Tell exhibit.
“I’ve built quite a few of these,” says 2014 AIGA Medalist graphic designer Michael. “They’re rude, they’re crude, and they make a nice break from what I do for a living… I have a love of the basic and untutored and the immediate idea of conveying information that makes a statement without a lot of frills. It’s part of my purpose to touch people.”
To find inspiration in a worn parking ticket, look into Michael’s bag of tricks.
This video was recorded the afternoon of Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco, California, USA. Michael Mabry is an AIGA Centennial Medalist.
Amy Gustincic : : "What Were We Thinking?"
How did they do it?
The AIGA SF chapter was created 27+ years ago by a passionate design community with “No funds, no history and only a few stars."
"Blood, sweat and tears made it all happen," explains Amy Gustincic.
"The second national AIGA conference in San Francisco made it clear the center of design had moved west. I didn't know what I was doing but I sure loved the design community."
As past president of AIGA SF and current advisor to the Board of Directors, Amy’s had a front seat in watching the chapter grow and evolve over the years.
“It’s been truly incredible to see just how many people have left their mark”, how many became stars and are still actively involved in the community, and how openly they embrace new folks and the constant evolution of design. “It’s people who make the difference. And we all know how to have fun along the way."
Join in the conversation about what’s next.
This video was recorded the evening of Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco, California, USA. Amy Gustincic is a former AIGA SF President.
Karin Moggridge + Mike Nuttall : : "Knowing Bill Moggridge"
A conversation with two dear friends.
Karin Moggridge did not set out to be a textile designer.
The Danish-born artist went to England as a teenage au pair. While attending first year classes at Hornsey College of Art in London, Karin met Mike Nuttall and introduced him to Bill Moggridge. Bill became a world-renowned designer, one of our 2014 Medalists – and Karin’s husband of 47 years. Mike worked with Bill in the Moggridges’ first office, a tiny apartment in Hornsey, England. When Bill opened his industrial design office in Palo Alto, California. Karin worked as a furniture designer and made leather clothing for rock bands. Today, she designs and creates one-of-a-kind women’s clothing and fiber art, "Anything to do with textiles, be it for the body or the walls."
After Mike graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, Bill asked him to join his firm full time. Mike moved to Silicon Valley just as the skyrocketing growth began. Later, with Bill Moggridge and David Kelley, he co-founded IDEO.
Known for his signature simplicity and clean lines, Nuttall is a cutting-edge technology designer, creating designs for numerous high tech products including the original Microsoft mouse.
Mike's advice, “Develop your own point of view and personality around the thing you're interested in… Do something that allows your right brain to kick in.”
This video was recorded the evening of Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco, California, USA.
Ann Willoughby : : "The Late, Great Michael Cronan"
“This is Ann…”
On a conference call, Ann Willoughby would politely interject and then go on to make a point. We were tickled, that lovely Mississippi accent certainly wasn’t any one else of us in the group.
The best part of the design community is meeting and working hard with so many talented designers, whether on a project, at a conference, or judging a show.
Ann is a 2014 Centennial Medalist and the co-chair of the AIGA’s Centennial program. She has been a design-life-long friend and advocate of Michael Cronan, one of our Bay Area 2014 Centennial Medalists.
Join in as Ann and friends tell stories about Michael, a life in design, and the studio of the future.
This video was recorded the evening of Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco, California, USA. Ann Willoughby is an AIGA Centennial Medalist.
Richard Danne : : "Metamorphosis"
Born on an Oklahoma farm during The Great Depression, Richard Danne has been awarded the prestigious 2014 AIGA Medal, the highest honor in design.
Danne (pronounced DAY–nee) was elected President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts when our national organization had fewer members than AIGA SF does today. He encouraged bringing “West Coasters” on the national board, and encouraged the growth of chapters. He was Founding President of AIGA NY, making sure that “national” did not only mean “New York”.
The recipient of many national and international awards, including three “US Presidential Awards for Design Excellence,” in 2006, after more than 35 years in New York City, Danne Design happily relocated their design practice, grand piano, and residence to Napa, California.
Celebrate the closing session of “Show and Tell” with all our Bay Area Medalists.
This video was recorded the evening of Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Center for Architecture and Design in San Francisco, California, USA. Richard Danne is an AIGA Centennial Medalist.