Category Archives: Designer

Felicia Rice

Felicia Rice collaborates with visual artists, performing artists and writers to create artists’ books in which word and image meet and merge. She employs traditional typography and bookmaking methods in conjunction with digital technology, bringing the flexibility of screen-based design to the texture and history of the letterpress-printed page.

Work from the Press has been included in exhibitions and collections both nationally and internationally, from AIGA Annual Book Shows in New York and Frankfurt to the Victoria & Albert Museum. Moving Parts Press has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including The Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, Elliston Book Award, Stiftung Buchkunst Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt Ehrendiplom, and grants from the NEA, CAC and the French Ministry of Culture.

Felicia explores the book as performance art in her spoken word performance practice. In 2014 Felicia Rice published the artists’ book, DOC/UNDOC, a seven-year collaboration with four others: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gustavo Vazquez, Jennifer Gonzalez and Zachary Watkins. Through the process of developing this transmedia project, Felicia experienced a profound transformation that led to her work as a performance artist.

The book she mentioned reading is Gilead.

CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS is a collaborative artists’ book made up of performance texts and poems by Guillermo Gómez-Peña interwoven with collage imagery by Enrique Chagoya into book form by Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press

 

A mixed-media production housed in a hi-tech aluminum case, which contains Felicia Rice’s artists’ book with performance texts by artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña and critical commentary by art historian Jennifer González; video by artist Gustavo Vazquez; and sound art by Zachary Watkins.

A mixed-media production housed in a hi-tech aluminum case, which contains Felicia Rice’s artists’ book with performance texts by artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña and critical commentary by art historian Jennifer González; video by artist Gustavo Vazquez; and sound art by Zachary Watkins.

Mitch Altman

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Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places.  He was also co-founder of 3ware, a successful Silicon Valley startup in the late 1990s, and did pioneering work in Virtual Reality in the mid-1980s.  He has contributed to MAKE Magazine and other magazines, and wrote a chapter for “Maker Pro”, a book about making a living from projects one loves.  For the last several years Mitch has been giving talks, and leading workshops around the world, teaching people to make cool things with microcontrollers and teaching everyone to solder.  He promotes hackerspaces and open source hardware, and mentors others wherever he goes. He is a co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, and is President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.

The book mentioned in the interview is:  “Life Inc.:  How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back“, by Douglas Rushkoff.

Kal at work on our Split Brain Robotics project — a brainwave controlled pair of robots, where participants try to make them kiss each other.

Maggie Hinders

Maggie Hinders in her studio, Summer 2016

In 1980 Maggie Hinders filled a U-Haul, drove east from the Midwest, and landed in New York City. She studied art and design at SVA, Parsons, and The Art Student’s League. After many twists and turns she found her place as a book designer at Alfred A. Knopf Publishers.

Among the many books whose interiors she has designed are A Monster’s Notes by Laurie Sheck, The Roosevelts by Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward, and James Merrill, Life & Art, by Langdon Hammer. Her focus in book design is working with the editor and author to support the author’s vision through her knowledge of type design and layout.

Painting has always had an important place in Maggie’s life. Her current works are abstracted, large-scale paintings of animals’ faces. They invite the viewer to contemplate the multiple planes of what animal represents in life in and art, particularly portraiture.

She is represented by Chemers Gallery in Tustin, California and her work is in the archive at Pen and Brush Gallery in Manhattan. She is a member of New York Artist’s Circle.

Here are examples of some of her book designs, A Monsters Notes, The Roosevelts,  and James Merrill.

And here is the book she mentioned reading in the interview, The Art of Rivalry

“Kosmik Kitty #5” oil and acrylic on canvas 52 in. x 70 in. 2016

“Caution Dog” oil and acrylic on canvas 52 in. x 70 in. 2017

Page spread from the book interior that Maggie designed. The book is “A Monsters Notes”, by Laurie Sheck

Lucrecia Roa

LucreciaRoaLucrecia Roa is an Art Director based out of Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA in Advertising Design from Art Center College of Design.  After graduating she decided to pursue a career in the arts instead of going immediately into advertising. She worked for various artists in their studios and was the assistant director for the Rosamund Felson gallery and then for the Centre Pompidou Foundation.

 Recently, Lucrecia decided to go back into advertising and has worked for clients such as the United Nations, Target, and American Apparel. She is interested in exploring the relationship between art and advertising and how when brought together, can improve and affect the visual language in commercial media.

Erich Knoespel

11707858_10153467579079192_785273633255116875_nErich Knoespel has been around the foundry since he was very young. As of November 2013 he has been working full time at the family business Artcast Inc. as the Special Projects Coordinator. Artcast has been around for over 50 years.

Starting in 1964 as Mid-Canadian Investment Castings their focus was on precision and quality lost-wax industrial castings. In 1979 Artcast Inc. split off from the original business and focussed solely on Investment casting for the fine-art industry. Artcast is considered Canada’s Premier Art Foundry. Today, Artcast still produces high-quality castings for the fine-art industry as well as architectural elements, 3D printed applications, and restoration work.

Craig Hodgetts

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Craig Hodgett, photo by H+F

Craig Hodgetts is known for employing an imaginative weave of high technology and story-telling to invigorate his designs, producing an architecture that embraces contemporary ideology, information culture and evolving lifestyles. With a broad ranging background in automotive design, theater and architecture, Craig brings dramatic concepts to life by means of an uncompromising application of construction methodology. Craig is presently a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and previously was a Founding Dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts. With HsinMing Fung, he has twice held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University, and served as a visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Rice University and the University of Arizona. Known for his enthusiasm for interdisciplinary studies, he has also been active in curriculum development at the Art Center College of Design, where he created a prototype classroom for advanced studies in the Department of Environmental Design.

Learn more about the hyperloop here. Another article on it here. And a video here.

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Hyperloop full-scale cabin mock-up used for research and development at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Design Studio in Los Angeles (photo: H+F)

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Hyperloop full-scale cabin mock-up used for research and development at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Design Studio in Los Angeles (photo: H+F)

Nashville Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater

Nashville Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater, photo: Rachel Paul

Andrea Kitts – Senn

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Andrea Kitts-Senn, is a Los-Angeles based artist and designer, and her journey has been driven by an endless curiosity. She welcomes the unexpected, constantly searches for new materials and likes to use unique elements removed from their original intent. An avid traveler, she counts hardware stores and open air markets in far corners of the world among her truly favorite hangouts. No trip is complete, until she discovers a new tool, material or other previously unknown oddity. She likes to combine opposites, plays with SCALE and words, and whenever possible, she tries to inject a slice of humor into her work, as well as her life.

Andrea holds a business degree and spent many years in international advertising and marketing in the US and Europe.
Shy of a decade ago, she decided to explore her hands-on creative side and her passion for art and design. She enrolled in UCLA’s design program, various wood and metal workshops and set up a small studio. Her creative refuge is a well organized tinker lab, filled with fabrics, art supplies, materials, found objects, parts and oddities.

Her “KROMATORIUM – a blinding collection of bones and beasts” combines her roots in the mountains, and her chosen life as a cosmopolitan LA transplant. The shapes and structures are organic and found in nature (or a mountain lodge). Yet the blinding finish make it yearn for a hip hotel, a big city nightclub or an edgy residence.

Nature provided the incredibly intricate and beautiful original. I paired it with emerging technology to create striking, one-of-a-kind Krom Clones,.
Each piece is molded, cast, fused, refined and/or preserved with minute attention to detail.

With her most recent installation, WHITE COLLAR CRIME SCENE, she draws attention to off shore banking with playful visuals and clever phrases.
Andrea has participated in various group shows in Los Angeles and London. She also has a line of furniture in production in Italy and a lighting and object series available in the US.

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Kromatorium Moose, 6 ft x 2 ft

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Kromatorium Grasshopper 6 inches

Lynne Goldberg

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Lynne Goldberg

Lynne Goldberg is a certified meditation coach and co-founder of OMG. I Can Meditate!, a mobile and web app that can teach anyone meditation techniques in only 10 minutes a day.

51Wk7rhRbEL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Lynne’s simple and clear teaching style has brought the joy of meditation to stressed-out business executives, soccer moms, eighty year olds, kindergarten kids, and everyone in between. She is also the author of the book Get Balanced. Get Blissed.

Download the meditation app in the App Store or learn how to meditate on the OMG. I Can Meditate! site.

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One of the app’s most notable features is the wide variety of Specialty Meditations ​available ​​covering​ specific ​topics such as insomnia​,​ anxiety,​ relationships, work, weight loss,​ ​and more. It also includes meditations for ​children.​

David Johnston

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David Johnston, self-portrait

David Johnston founded Accept & Proceed with an aim to produce clear, simple, purposeful design. He has cultivated an enviable roster of clients for Accept & Proceed who now create global work for amongst others; Google, Nike, and Rapha.

Having studied design at Central Saint Martins and with a career spanning Europe, David has worked for the Overland Group and branding giants including Interbrand and Newell & Sorrell. David finally ended up working as Creative Designer at the Nike HQ in Hilversum before setting up Accept & Proceed in2007.

Accept & Proceed

We are a design agency working across print, screen and spaces. Our projects involve working together with like-minded organisations and individuals; those who represent and influence culture. We work with some of the Worlds most influential brands. Our work is flawlessly executed and obsessively inventive. Our aim is to extract hidden beauty, and create appropriately challenging design time and time again.

Learn more; Accept and Proceed Shop, or on Twitter and Instagram.

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Ten Years of Light A controlled experiment in data, discipline and design. An exhibition of twenty Light Calendars; A1 silk-screened artworks which document our ten-year study of light and dark. London, November 2015.

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Nike NTC, Brand mark and Identity design. 2010.