Every January, the magazine Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) compiles a list of People to Watch in the upcoming year. For the 2010 edition, GDUSA highlighted two faculty members in their list of 22 graphic designers who they feel best represent the spirit of the creative community: Gail Anderson (BFA 1984 Graphic Design) and Joe Marianek. In interviews with the magazine, both Anderson and Marianek talk about their backgrounds and sources of inspiration. In addition to being designated one of the People to Watch, Anderson, who is also an alumnus, is featured on the cover of the magazine in an illustration done by alumnus and Masters Series laureate Paul Davis (G 1959 Illustration).
Jiwon Kim, a current student in the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department, was also featured in the January/February issue. Kim was one of 14 students selected for the magazine’s first list of Students to Watch. In explaining her attitude towards design, Kim told the magazine, “I believe it’s important to make the best of every situation and to not fear failure; this principle drives my creativity and gives me the confidence to handle any challenge.”
Image: cover of the January/February 2010 issue of Graphic Design USA featuring a reproduction of a painting by Paul Davis, 2009