Design professionals and Kenyon College alumni Adam Lucas and Allison O’Flinn will each discuss their work and methodologies, with some context as to their career experiences. Lucas will include a discussion of his current interest in mindfulness and human-centered design, and O’Flinn will discuss the evolution of her design career.
O’Flinn is a graphic designer and educator based in Chicago, as a senior designer for Kindle Communications, and as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Before moving to Chicago to pursue a career in communication design, she worked at the National League of Women Voters (LWVUS) for four years as elections manager, creating curriculum and implementing voter service events to enfranchise millions of voters across the nation. As a designer, O’Flinn uses her experience in the non-profit sector to inform her work, combining her passion for civic engagement with creative management and innovation. She received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in studio art from Kenyon College.
Lucas is an assistant professor of graphic design at the Kansas City Art Institute. Until this fall, he was based in New York City, working as a senior designer at SYPartners, and teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute, and School of Visual Arts. Previously, Lucas worked with Andrew LeClair as LeClair Lucas, a graphic design studio that worked with artists, architects, and cultural institutions to produce identities, publications and collateral for print and screen. Before that, he was an art director at Wieden+Kennedy. He received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Kenyon College with a studio art minor.
Thursday, November 8 at 11:10am to 12:00pm
Horvitz Hall, 220
106 College Drive, Gambier, OH 43022