There are very few designers who are more experienced in the world of branding and visual communication than Debbie Millman. Based out of New York, Debbie has shaped the way in which design is conceived and executed throughout her 25-year career. She is the author of five acclaimed books including Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits and continues to shape the American design landscape through her work as head of the American Institute of Graphic Designers (AIGA), professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and President of Design for Sterling Brands.

In this series of talks presented by Portable, Debbie explored the thought process and action behind good design, approaching it from both a practical and anthropological angle.It was  an insightful session with Debbie Millman as she explored strategy, design and innovation.

Debbie’s books:

Brand Bible: The Complete Guide To Building, Designing and Sustaining Brands (2012)
Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits (2011)
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design (2009)
Essential Principles of Graphic Design (2008)
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer (2007)

This tour was proudly supported by AGDA

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