Jody Graff is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Graphic Design in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. She has taught in the program since 1998 and served as Director since 2007.
WASHINGTON, DC – In a world increasingly enabled by digital technology, designers are continuing to experiment with ways to integrate electronic and traditional media. And experiential graphic designers in particular are learning how to use digital technology—not to replace physical environments—but to enhance users’ enjoyment of the “real” world with the immense content and data created in the virtual world.
As president and creative director for Rigsby Hull, Lana Rigsby has been honored internationally for design that pairs verbal intelligence with restrained, elegant expression. Her multi-disciplinary firm is known for its approach to communications design, branding, and design for built environments.
Javier Lloret’s work crosses boundaries between media art and design. He holds an M.A. in Interface Culture from the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz (Austria) and a Master’s degree in Lens-Based Media from Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Javier Lloret's interactive experiences investigate the influence that different spatial configurations have in the participants’ behavior. In his line of work in the field of artistic photography and video, he often explores social conventions of behavior in contrast with individuality.
Michael Donovan is a founding partner of Donovan/Green, a marketing communication and design consultancy. He continues to evolve as an active and creative entrepreneur. With his wife and partner, Nancye Green, Michael Donovan has engaged in the development of the next iteration of a strategy-based communication agency. Their firm provides integrated all-media solutions in exclusive relationships with select clients. In that context, Donovan/Green provides enterprise-wide strategy and branding leadership as well as creative execution.
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.