Back to the Beginning: Keetra Dean Dixon
- Type Directors Club, New York
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But is that even the case anymore? As the way we view content changes and as the desire to receive information on mobile devices grows, our experiences are increasingly stripped down to only the necessary elements. And while content remains king, how we visualize it has become even more important. Join us for a summer afternoon as industry leaders address how technology affects human behavior and the resulting impact on design and typography. Type Directors Club, in partnership with Sullivan, have curated this symposium based on their shared passion for crafting meaningful experiences with typography.
Oliver Reichenstein, iA, Tokyo, Zurich, Berlin
Oliver Reichenstein is the founder and director of Information Architects, the Tokyo, Zurich, and Berlin-based design agency. “I was never satisfied with the state of the web. Websites were — and still are — always too noisy for my taste. I didn’t really understand what was missing until I discovered typography.” iA has created its new website with responsive typography and a custom-built responsive typeface.
Lisa Strausfeld, Bloomberg, NYC
As global head of data visualization at Bloomberg, Lisa Strausfeld will build a new team to leverage the company’s data, analytics and editorial content. Her job will be to oversee the creation of interactive data applications for Bloomberg’s consumer media platforms including web, mobile, and TV.
Jamie Neely, Typecast, Dublin
Jamie Neely is the founder of Typecast, recently acquired by Monotype, and is Creative Director of Front, a web strategy, design and technology studio. “We believe that as sites become more responsive, devices proliferate and screens shrink, typographic decisions become even more important and influential on site success.”
Deroy Peraza, Hyperakt, NYC
Deroy Peraza is a founding partner and creative director at Hyperakt. Deroy works at the crossroads of social entrepreneurship and design and relentlessly searches for meaningful challenges. He loves juggling vastly different projects such as data visualizations, brand identities, website interfaces and inventing products such as ChampsRing.com and LetsSwap.it.
Ian Lord, Type/Code, NYC
Type/Code is a studio of designers and developers who invent, communicate, build, and refine. “We collaborate with ambitious clients who want to bring powerful ideas to life. We find clever solutions to hard problems. We love to immerse ourselves in new domains. We strive to make complicated things beautifully intuitive and powerfully functional.”
Andy Mangold, Friends of The Web, Baltimore
Andy Mangold is Co-Founder at Friends of The Web & On the Grid. Friends of The Web builds websites and mobile applications and are “passionate about making practical products that are delightful to use.”
Sullivan’s work lives at the intersection of brand, design, technology, and content. Sullivan is a brand engagement firm headquartered in the Meatpacking district that works with clients in financial and professional services, technology, higher education and not-for-profit. sullivannyc.com
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