Archived on August 20, 2012. Visit www.aiga.org for more information.

Speakers

Speakers

Hear from these inspiring leaders at “Make/Think” on the main stage and industry experts in dozens of affinity sessions each day! 

  • Sean Adams, partner, AdamsMorioka, as the “Tim Gunn” of “Command X”
  • Ian Adelman, design director, nymag.com and menupages.com
  • Sebastien Agneessens, founder and principal, Formavision
  • Kurt Andersen, host, “Studio 360” and author, Turn of the Century and Heyday, as main stage moderator
  • Andre Andreev, partner, dress code, and adjunct assistant professor, Pratt Institute
  • David C. Baker, president, ReCourses, Inc.
  • Jake Barton, principal, Local Projects
  • Leslie Becker, professor of graphic design and visual studies, California College of the Arts
  • Al Bell, chairman, Memphis Music Foundation
  • Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram, as emcee for “Command X: Season 2”
  • Kate Bingaman-Burt, writer, graphic designer, illustrator and founder, Obsessive Consumption, and assistant professor of graphic design, Portland State University
  • Ben Blumenfeld, communication design manager, Facebook, Inc.
  • Ethan Bodnar, graphic designer, author and student
  • Jennifer Bove, principal, interaction design, Kicker Studio
  • Gaby Brink, founding partner and executive creative director, Tomorrow Partners
  • Stefan G. Bucher, writer, graphic designer, illustrator and founder, 344 Design
  • David Butler, vice president, design, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Emily Carr, assistant studio manager, project manager and brand strategist, Gensler
  • Emily Ruth Cohen, consultant to creative professionals
  • Elizabeth Coleman, president, Bennington College
  • Luisa Collina, professor, Politecnico di Milano, and board member, Cumulus
  • Brian Collins, chairman and chief creative officer, COLLINS:
  • Fred Collopy, professor and chair, Information Systems Department, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • Jim Coudal, president, Coudal Partners
  • G. Dan Covert, partner, dress code, and adjunct assistant professor, Pratt Institute
  • Liz Danzico, chair, MFA Interaction Design, School of Visual Arts
  • Brian Dougherty, principal creative director, Celery Design Collaborative
  • William Drenttel, partner, Winterhouse
  • Daniel Eatock, designer, artist and author
  • Andy Epstein, invangelist and head, AIGA In-house Design
  • Jodi Forlizzi, associate professor of design and human-computer interaction, and A. Nico Habermann Chair of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Agustin Garza, founder and principal, Garza Group Communications
  • Agnieszka Gasparska, principal, Kiss Me I’m Polish LLC
  • David Gibson, principal, Two Twelve Associates
  • Carin Goldberg, principal, Carin Goldberg Design
  • Jill Greenberg, photographer, Jill Greenberg Studio
  • Christian Guellerin, director, L'École de design Nantes Atlantique, and president, Cumulus
  • Stanley Hainsworth, chairman and chief creative officer, Tether
  • Allan Haley, director of words and letters, Monotype Imaging
  • Phil Hamlett, graduate director, Academy of Art University
  • Charles Harrison, designer and educator
  • Zelda Harrison, president, AIGA Center for Cross-cultural Design
  • Cheryl Heller, CEO, Heller Communication Design
  • Jeni Herberger, founder, Jeni Herberger Creative Concepts and co-founder, Big Fish
  • Aimee Hoban, creative director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide
  • Terry Irwin, head, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Wendy Jedlicka, CPP, president, Jedlicka Design Ltd.
  • Linda Joy Kattwinkel, Esq., Owen, Wickersham & Erickson
  • Chip Kidd, designer and author, as “Command X” judge
  • Denise Korn, principal, Korn Design
  • Julie Lasky, editor, Change Observer
  • Nick Law, executive vice president and chief creative officer, North America, R/GA
  • Michael Lejeune, creative director, Metro
  • Aaron Marcus, president, Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc.
  • Bobby C. Martin Jr., senior design manager, Nokia
  • Roger Martin, dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Marissa Mayer, vice president of search and user experience, Google
  • Grant McCracken, PhD, cultural anthropologist, research affiliate, MIT, and author, Culture and Consumption
  • Peter Merholz, president, Adaptive Path
  • Debbie Millman, managing partner and president, design division, Sterling Brands, and president, AIGA
  • Clement Mok, design and business consultant, and principal, The Office of Clement Mok
  • Jane Mount, product strategist, designer, entrepreneur and artist, 20x200
  • Fred Murrell, chair, graphic design and interactive media, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
  • Caroline Payson, director of education, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • Shel Perkins, chairman, AIGA Center for Practice Management and president, Shel Perkins & Associates
  • Erik Peterson, graphic designer and student
  • Emily Pilloton, founder and executive director, Project H Design
  • Derek Powazek, web designer and consultant, MagCloud, and author and editor, Fray
  • Joseph Prichard, designer and teacher/project advisor, California Institute of the Arts
  • Mark Randall, principal, Worldstudio
  • Martin Rayala, PhD, assistant professor of art and design education, Kutztown University
  • Matt Rollins, creative director, ICONOLOGIC
  • Vivian Rosenthal, director/art director, Tronic Studio
  • Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer, typographer and founder, Sagmeister Inc.
  • Paul Sahre, graphic designer, illustrator, educator and author, Office of Paul Sahre
  • Greg Selkoe, CEO and founder, Karmaloop.com
  • Sol Sender, associate partner, VSA Partners, Inc.
  • Jim Sherraden, manager, chief designer and archivist, Hatch Show Print
  • Bonnie Siegler, partner, Number 17, as "Command X" judge
  • Terry Lee Stone, design management consultant and writer/educator, The Office of Terry Lee Stone
  • Barbara Sudick, associate professor, Department of Communication Design, California State University, Chico
  • Scott Thomas, founder, SimpleScott and The Post Family
  • Cameron Tonkinwise, chair of business design and sustainability, Parsons the New School for Design
  • Robin Tooms, managing director and brand strategist, Savage
  • Jakob Trollbäck, president and creative director, Trollbäck + Company
  • Dori Tunstall, PhD, associate professor of design anthropology and associate dean of learning and teaching at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia
  • Erik van der Wilden, director of editorial and animation, nailgun*
  • Khoi Vinh, design director, NYTimes.com
  • Kirk von Rohr, principal, Kirk von Rohr Design
  • Petrula Vrontikis, principal, Vrontikis Design Office
  • Michael Waldron, creative director, nailgun*
  • Alissa Walker, writer, Gelatobaby, as Student Symposium moderator
  • Brad Weed, partner group program manager, Microsoft
  • Ann Willoughby, president and chief creative officer, Willoughby Design
  • Zhen Xie, designer and student
  • Doyald Young, graphic designer, typographer and author

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