My grassroots fascination with graphic design begins with my interest in learning from art history, colleagues, and academia.
Lectures and events are listed here.

Dusting latin type history: #1 On the origin of bold and fat faces
with Sébastien Morlighem February 22, 2021

The Kaba, and other typographic ornaments with Marina Chaccur
November 16, 2020 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Nicolas Jenson and the establishment of roman type in 15th century Venice
with Riccardo Olocco  NOVEMBER 9, 2020, 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Bauhaus Night at The Cooper Union OCTOBER 19, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

How Type Drives Culture October 15, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Women in type: the contribution of type drawing offices to 20th century
September 21, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Type Tricks & Troves: A Design Diary with Petr van Blokland Lubalin Lecture Series, August 3, 2020

Grid Systems: Eight-Hour Type Spa with Ellen Lupton, July 12, 2020

WORKSHOP: Jason Pamental: Better Typography & Editorial Design with Variable Fonts June 17, 2020

WORKSHOP: Experimental Calligraphy with Yomar Augusto June 27, 2020

Brenda McManus and Ned Drew: L is for Labor of Love June 18, 2020

Ross MacDonald: Brightwork Press, June 9, 2020

Type x Graphic Design: Emerging Global Practices
Organized by AIGA NY   October 28, 2019

How A Rebrand Happens from a Client Perspective
Type Directors Club   October 24, 2019

Danish Typeface Design: Torsten Lindsø Andersen
July 25, 2019

The Cube: practical research in theoretical models with Erik van Blokland
June 17, 2019

The Secret Life of Fonts with Matthew Rechs and Guests
The Herb Lubalin Lecture Series Type@Cooper   June 10, 2019

OPTIC 2019 Conference Attend in Person — Presented by B&H Photo and Lindblad Expeditions June 2, 3, 2019, 9:00 am

Manuel Estrada: Painting with Letters —The Type Directors Club Wednesday, May 30, 2019, 6:30 pm

Type x Graphic Design: Craft and Originality / An evening of frank (and passionate!) conversation between graphic and type designers. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:30 pm

After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet: A History of Graphic Design Pedagogy Friday, May 10, 2019 – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Yale University

The Twilight of Letterpress: New York in the 80s Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 pm

Venture 19: Twenty Years of Design Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:00 pm Event hosted by SVA MFA Design

Timothy Samara: The Wheel Is Still Round: Renewing Focus on the Study of Form in Graphic Design Education Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

Type Drives Culture Conference 2019 Friday, March 1, 9:00 am to 7:30 pm

The Right Kind of Wrong: Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:30 pm

2018 Ascenders Opening at TDC Gallery Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 pm

Typographics 2018 Friday, June 15, 8:30 am

TDC Visit To the Gastrotypographicassemblage Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 am

TDC at Parsons: Neville Brody Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:00 pm

Type Drives Culture Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 am

Love Letters: Exhibition Tour with Tony DiSpigna Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 pm

College Arts Association 2019
Analogy + Interaction .. creating a context for curiosity through Games + Play
AIGA New York Hilton Midtown
DIGITAL ART: New Dimensions New York Hilton Midtown

Library Travelogue with Tobias Frere-Jones Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

TDC Judges Night with Gemma O’Brien and Sahar Afshar Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

Meet The Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center

Type Design for Non-Type Designers with Matteo Bologna Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8:30 am

Ismar David and the First Hebrew Typeface Family Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

TDC63 and TDC2017 Opening Reception Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

“Math, Logic, Design?” with Just van Rossum Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:30 pm

Martina Flor—The Golden Secrets of Lettering Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6:30 pm

New York Times Magazine Type: 2015 – Present Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Mapping, Typography, and Storytelling Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30 pm

Dafi Kühne: True Print Thursday, April 27, 2017  6:30 pm

“Paula Scher: Designer as Educator,” a documentary and panel discussion Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

Painting with James Franco: A panel discussion about the making of the book CLASSIC PENGUIN Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

Jakob Trollbäck: Design for Change; Communicating With 7 Billion People Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

Type Over Time Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30 am

K-12 Educator Event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Picturing the World

Times Talks: Julian Schnabel and Jeff Koons

College Arts Association 2017
Photography Undone: Contemporary Reflections on the Medium in Latin America, Chairs: Jodi Roberts, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; Natalia Brizuela, University of California, Berkeley

Archival Landscapes and Epistemic Frontiers: Notes on the Work of Angela Bonadies, Lisa Blackmore, University of Zurich

Photojournalism 2.0: From Newspaper to Wall, Ana Tallone, Independent Scholar

Landscapes to Touch with Your Eyes: Javier Hinojosa and Experimental Photography, Debora Dorotinsky Alperstein, Instituto de Investigaciones Est.ticas, UNAM Beatriz Gonzalez and the Birth of Photojournalism in Colombia, Maria Fernanda Dominguez, New York University

Through One Mirror: Feminine Subjectivations in the Brazilian Art of the 1970s, Talita Trizoli, University of Sao Paulo

Rethinking Foundation Studies Curriculum, Nicole Condon-Shih, Cleveland Institute of Art

Making Critical Connections in the First Year at Parsons School of Design, John Roach, Parsons School for Design, The New School

Art Studio | Life Hack: Simple Tweaks to Traditional Foundation 2D Curricula for Increasing Relevancy and Interdisciplinarity, Carol Elkovich, California College of the Arts

Contemporary Conceptual Foundations, Steven Bleicher, Coastal Carolina University

Academic Coursework in a Practice-Based Context: A Rhetorical Approach, Patricia Kelly, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Subject, Form, Content, Context, Ellen Mueller, West Virginia Wesleyan College

The Design Field Design and Science: Catalyzing Collaborations, Leslie Atzmon, Eastern Michigan University

The Scientist’s Social Network: On the Cross-Disciplinary Reimagining of Crystallographic Diagrams for the 1951 Festival Pattern Group, Emily Candela, Royal College of Art

Purifungi: A Natural Aid Kit for the Earth, Audrey Speyer, Purifungi

Designing the Imperfect, Jan Eckert, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts; Daniel Eckert, Horizon Discovery, Vienna

Follow Your Nose, Miriam Simun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab

Advertising and Illustration “Signs in the Street,” 1954: Outdoor Advertising as Art at the Museum of Modern Art, Craig Lee, University of Delaware

Half The World is Isfahan: Americans in Persia at the Threshold of History, George V. Speer, Northern Arizona University

W. A. Dwiggins and the Evolution of American Graphic Design, Paul Shaw, Parsons School of Design, The New School

AIGA Workshops, 2015
Put Your Best Work Forward: Navigating the Creative Job Search
Illustrator & Designer: The business of collaborating and crossing disciplines

AIGA Design and Business Conference NYC
DESIGN EDUCATORS WORKSHOP Rethinking Design Education
Helen Armstrong Miami University, Ohio

Material ConneXion Spotlight Event 10/20/16 6:00 pm

Seymour Chwast and Steve Heller: Designer as Author, Activist, and Artist Tuesday, May 24, 2016,  6:30 pm

Pursuing Perception: Contemporary Approaches to Color Theory
Chair: Katherine Sullivan, Hope College

Color Matters: Emerging Designers Explore the Visceral, Perceptual, and Conceptual Potentiality of Their Color Choices, Helen Maria Nugent, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Color-Space Praxis: A Romance of Painting and Architecture
, Henning Haupt, Florida Atlantic University

Expanded Animation: Breaking the Frame, Lynn Tomlinson, Towson University

It’s Alive! Lynn Tomlinson, Towson University

Reshaping the Proto-Cinematic: Magic Lantern as Medium, Amy-Claire Huestis, 
independent artist

Oscars® and the Evolution of Animation, Karl Staven, University of the Arts

In Between Frames: A Modern-Day Hypothesis Amy L. Hicks, University of Delaware

Browser BASED Bill Miller, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

Caterpillar Choreography: The Animation of Life, Alison R. Loader, Concordia University

Complicating the Picture: Intersections of Photography with Printmaking since 1990, Jimin Lee, University of California, Santa Cruz, Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Edinburgh College of Art

Print Surface: CMYK and After, Jeffrey Rosen, Higher Learning Commission

Shape Shifting, Jo Stockham, Royal College of Art

Reconnecting Photography and Print: Surface and the Object, Paul Ogier, independent artist

The Idea of Projection: The Spatiality of Print in Relation to and Difference from the Photograph, Päivikki Kallio, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

Photo/Im/Print: Likeness through Contact? Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Edinburgh College of Art

American Institute of Graphic Arts/AIGA
Why Do They Do What They Do as They Do? Examining Select Approaches to Graduate Education in “Graphic Design,” Michael Gibson, Chair University of North Texas

Learning to “Design Backwards”: An Imperative for Graduate Education in Design, 
Michael R. Gibson, University of North Texas

A Responsible/Responsive Design Education, Santiago Piedrafita, Pratt Institute

Terminal by Degrees: Rethinking Graduate Design Education,
 Tad Hirsch, the University of Washington at Seattle

Critical Curiosity: First Principles Shaping a Graduate Program in Applied Design Research, Keith Owens, University of North Texas

Making Inroads into Interdisciplinary Graduate Design Studies
, Troy Abel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

AIGA Breakfast Club: Illustrator & Designer
TUESDAY 24 MARCH, 2015 | 8:00AM

An Evening with Massimo Vignelli Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:00npm

An Evening with Paula Scher Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6:00 pm