In June 2012, Portable was proud to present Frank Chimero, one of America’s most influential thinkers in the design industry.

Based in New York, Frank Chimero is one of America’s preeminent thought leaders on design theory, practice and culture. He has worked as a designer, illustrator and strategist for brands such as the New York Times, Facebook and WIRED and his recent book The Shape of Design explores the notion that logic may not always to be the best way to solve design problems. His work often employs symbolism, concepts and storytelling simultaneously, creating pieces that both delight and provoke thought.

In his series of talks for Portable in Australia, Frank explored and revealed his innate understanding of design and its role within larger systems, discussing the patterns of good design, choices that we make in design and how it can influence change.

The series was drew audiences from a wide variety of design related industries including graphic design, web design, fashion, technology and industrial design. Events took place in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with the Sydney event presented in association with VIVID Ideas.

Find out more about Frank or view his portfolio and publications through his website.