About this event
A Talk with Gail Anderson
June 24th | 6 – 7p CST
BIPOC designers sometimes feel like we have to work twice as hard to prove ourselves, that no matter what we do, it’s never enough.
BIPOC designers sometimes feel like we have to work twice as hard to prove ourselves, that no matter what we do, it’s never enough. Let’s talk about this together, out in the open (or at least, I will!). Join me for some honest stories, both good and bad, of what it’s like to navigate the design world as a person of color from the anything-goes 1980s though our current more thoughtful (?) climate.
— Gail Anderson
Participants can expect to learn
- A better basic understanding of DEI issues
- Honest answers to uncomfortable questions
- One designer’s journey through cringeworthy-to-woke times
About the speaker
Gail Anderson is an NYC-based designer, educator, and writer. She is Chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts and creative director at Visual Arts Press. Anderson has served as senior art director at Rolling Stone, creative director of design at SpotCo, and as a designer at The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and Vintage Books. She has taught at SVA for thirty years and has co-authored 15 books on design, typography, and illustration with Steven Heller.
Anderson serves on the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee for the US Postal Service and the advisory boards of Poster House and The One Club for Creativity. She is an AIGA Medalist and the 2018 recipient of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Lifetime Achievement Award for Design. Her work is represented in the Library of Congress’ permanent collection, the Milton Glaser Design Archives, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.