Xlab, SEGD’s technology and innovation conference for the experiential graphic design community, was held two weeks ago on October 27 and 28.
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Nik Hafermaas is an international award-winning artist, designer, and educational leader. His Los Angeles-based artist platform Ueberall conceives and produces data-driven art installations converging digital media and spatial experiences. His artist team produced the data-driven sculptures eCLOUD for San Jose International Airport and Airfield for Atlanta International Airport and is currently creating landmark art pieces for the San Diego International Airport and for the new North Precinct Police Headquarters in Seattle.
As the Graphic Design Department Chair at world-renowned Art Center College of Design, leading a faculty of over 40 professional designers and 300 students, Nik Hafermaas has created a new curriculum, fusing print and packaging, motion and interaction design into Transmedia Design. This innovative program is razing traditional barriers separating designer, artist, and curator. It entails working across both emerging and traditional media—everything from data visualization to spatial experiences—to create an emotionally resonant message.
As the Executive Director of Art Center’s Berlin Satellite Program, Nik Hafermaas prototypes new learning models in Europe’s most creative metropolis.
As former principal and chief creative officer of Triad Berlin, Nik Hafermaas and his two partners formed one of Germany’s leading design firms. His team created pavilions for the World Expo2000 and for the Swiss Expo02, Expo2000, and Swiss Expo02.
Find out more about Nik Hafermaas' work with UEBERSEE
Check out Nik Hafermaas' Blog: Dotted Line Blog