Artist and Printer, exhibition catalog
Walker Art Center, 1981

My first real graphic design job: assistant to design director Robert Jensen at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. During the year preceding graduate study at Yale, I designed museum newsletters, wall graphics, posters for performing arts programs, banners and exhibition catalogs like the one shown above. Design Quarterly was an ongoing project in the studio, edited by the great Mickey Friedman. It was a coming of age time—the end of the first chapter of my life in design.

Detail of a grayscale collage by student Lizzie Baur in the onine class Principles of Visual Language: Form & Color, October 2016

I began teaching Principles of Visual Language at the School of Visual Arts in 2002. Many of the original assignments, like the grayscale collage shown above, are still in play—the lessons in these assignments are essential parts of a designer's education.

Playing with Color: 
50 graphic experiments for
exploring color design principles
Korean translation

Playing with Color is a workbook of color experiments for professional graphic designers, students of art and design, and DIY enthusiasts—a highly accessible and playful approach to the serious study of color.

Published by Rockport Publishers, 2013.
Available in English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese translations!