AIGA Toledo is honored to announce a very special guest visiting Toledo, bringing with her a visual history of some of the most politically charged, powerful imagery ever assembled between two covers. Bonnie Siegler is the Founder of Eight and a Half, co-founder of Number 17 with Emily Oberman, and author of Dear Client and Signs of Resistance. Bonnie has been named one of the fifty most influential designers working today (Graphic Design USA).
In support of her compelling new publication Signs of Resistance: a Visual History of Protest in America, Bonnie will present on Thursday, June 28th, beginning at 7:30pm. Guest moderator Nick Komives (Toledo City Council Member) will host the session and lead the Q&A / discussion after Bonnie’s presentation.
Each PAID attendee to the event will receive ONE copy of Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America. Thanks to Gathering Volumes for providing copies for the evening! Bonnie will be available to sign books on the evening of the event.
More about Bonnie Siegler
Bonnie was voted one of the 50 most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA and was a featured designer in the Art Director Club's Legacy Project. She served as the chairman of the 2013 AIGA national design conference, having previously co-created and chaired AIGA Design for Film and Television conferences in 1999 and 2001. Bonnie also created and produces Command X, a live competition featuring up-and-coming designers, for the last six of AIGA's national design conferences. She lectures extensively as well, most recently at Adobe Max in Los Angeles. Her studio's work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA and she has also served on its national board and as treasurer of the New York chapter.
Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, the Society of Publication Design, the Webby Awards, and the Broadcast Design Association. Bonnie has taught in the graduate programs at Yale University and the School of Visual Arts, has been a visiting artist and guest lecturer at RISD, and was the 2014 Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts at the University of Hartford. She has taught a class about Art Direction on Lynda.com and is currently working on two more. Before starting her company in 1993, she worked at MTV Networks and before that, studied graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University.