Join AIGA Boston for its innaugral Student Symposium at our newest student chapter at Stonehill College!
Meet students from our chapters and from around the Boston area for workshops, presentations, and a gallery reception.
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:45
Don Tarallo on Design Activism
A presentation of a fellowship design project done in partnership with the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative to explore the role of graphic design to instigate positive social change in urban youth.
10:45 – 11:45
Workshop, pt. 1
Systems Thinking: Mapping the Social Ecosystem & Diffusion of Innovation WORKSHOP
In this workshop students ideate solutions that can instigate social change within a given social system. (led by Don Tarallo)
11:45 – 12:15:
Workshop, pt. 2
Systems Thinking: Mapping the Social Ecosystem & Diffusion of Innovation
1:15 – 1:45
Jennifer Liston Munson
Presentation and Q&A with Jennifer:
Senior Exhibition Graphic Designer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1:45 – 2:15
Elias from Em Letterpress
Presentation and Q&A
Em letterpress, founded in 1999 to discuss letterpress
2:15 – 3:15
POSTGIG Gallery Opening + Dessert Reception
Hailing from Boston, POSTGIG is a traveling exhibition of contemporary music posters, curated by Clif Stoltze, author of 1000 Music Graphics. The show features original works by Modern Dog, Aesthetic Apparatus, Patent Pending, The Small Stakes, Seripop, Hammerpress, The Decoder Ring, and many more.
POSTGIG Gallery Talk
Gallery talk by Clif Stoltz
About the Designers+Presenters
Donald Tarallo (BA Studio Arts, Clark University; MFA Graphic Design, RISD; Postgraduate studies at Basel School of Art and Design, Switzerland) has taught at Clark University, RISD, the Fraunhofer Institute's Digital Media program, and Samsung Art and Design Institute, and has worked as a graphic designer and photographer. Before then, he worked as an Art Director and photographer in Oslo, Norway. Since 2000, he has maintained a freelance practice focusing on visual identity and design, where he developed a new identity system for Sotheby's. During his time in Seoul he was a design manager for Interbrand, Korea, where he worked on numerous global branding and visual identity systems. He is currently doing freelance identity design and photography work, as well as teaching at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China. His work has been awarded by the AIGA and been published in China, Korea and the US.
As founder and creative director of Stoltze Design, Clif has nurtured a highly collaborative environment that emphasizes a process based on research, sound strategy and thorough exploration. This inclusive approach yields compelling communications that effectively articulate and reinforce the message or product. Clif has taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art and frequently lectures at schools and design organizations around the country. He has served as AIGA Boston vice president and was honored as the recipient of their 2005 Fellow Award. Reflecting his love of music and album art, Clif’s book 1000 Music Graphics was published by Rockport in May of 2008 and he is also curator of POSTGIG, a traveling exhibit of contemporary music posters.
Jennifer Liston Munson
Senior Exhibition Graphic Designer, Exhibitions and Design Department, MFA Boston, 2001 to present
Received her B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art, and her M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1997 after studying at Loughborough College of Art and Design, Leicestershire, England. She has exhibited at commercial galleries and institutions, including CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, University of Massachusetts Art Gallery, Lowell, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has also been the recipient of the Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant and the Traveling Scholars Award for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Elias from Em Letterpress
Elias Roustom studied architecture in undergraduate school, and practiced for a while, until his need to be directly involved in what he was making was too much to ignore. A lifelong interest in the arts led him to study printmaking, the book arts, typography and photography, and before he knew it he was buying printing presses... He started EM Letterpress in 1999 and has been pushing and riding the wave of the American letterpress revival since. His personal work involves writing, photography, & drawing, book design and printmaking. Teaching has always been a passion and opportunities teach are taken as they come. EM Letterpress started with a hand-crank press and a lever cutter. Now there's four platen presses and a large format cylinder press, and all the support equipment to do just about anything that can happen with ink, foil, or toner on paper. Production & service centers around letterpress printing, and includes foil stamping, embossing, die cutting, offset, engraving and digital. EM Letterpress is expanding now to offer stationery & photography service and product to the wedding industry.