Lecture Series

Nabeeh Bilal: My Life after Tyler

Nabeeh Bilal is an alumni of the BFA program in Graphic & Interactive Design (2009). This talk will focus on how he applied key things learned at Tyler to his life and journey through the professional world.

Please join us on Thursday, September 13, 11am in 240B

Nabeeh Bilal is the type of creative that can do it all. Based in Washington, DC, he is a proud graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and a 2009 graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art with a concentration in Graphic & Interactive Design. His list of professional titles include illustrator, animator, video editor, video director, storyboard artist, graphic designer, puppeteer, senior web developer, and creative director to name a few. 

An artist and an entrepreneur, Nabeeh is a co-founder of CreativeJunkFood (www.creativejunkfood.com), a multi-media creative studio specializing in animation based in Washington, DC, as well as the co-creator, illustrator, art director, and chief creative engineer of the Callaloo Kids children’s media brand (www.callalookids.com). 

His many skills and talents have allowed him to work with a variety of notable companies and organizations, such as the Smithsonian, The National Urban League, The University of Maryland, Children’s Hospital, and Sesame Street to name a few. 

In 2018, he plans to release the third book in his Callaloo children’s book series along with the launch of a host of new projects ranging from animated campaigns to branding initiatives.

160/90 GAID Alumni Panel

Please join our alumni panel from the award winning design firm 160/90 as they discuss life after Tyler and the transition from school to work. Panelists include GAID alumni Dani Birnbohm (BFA 2016), Eric Haag (BFA 2005), Katie Larsen (BFA 2016), and Austin Lotz (BFA 2012) on Thursday, March 29 at 11am in Architecture 104.

Mehdi Saeedi Talk, EVOLUTION

Tyler School of Art Graphic & Interactive Design program, in partnership with Temple University Department of Creative Writing and Temple University Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Languages & Studies, present internationally renowned artist Mehdi Saeedi. His lecture "Evolution" will focus on 20 years of professional work.

Mehdi Saeedi‎ is an award-winning artist and designer currently based in Philadelphia who was born in Tehran, Iran. His aesthetics have become a mainstay of design in many regions, especially in those using the Persian and Arabic scripts as their alphabet. His special focus and proficiency in typography and calligraphy lead him to be an expert in the shaping of letters in forms and shapes (zoomorphic) in graphic design, according to his biography.

Saeedi has taught in Iranian universities and is a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society. He has held international workshops to bring the beauty of art and graphic design to those with different language backgrounds.

He has exhibited his works in more than 250 exhibitions and biennials worldwide, and has attended numerous local and international competitions as a jury member and speaker. Saeedi’s works have been exhibited at many major museums worldwide and are part of several prominent museum, public and private collections.

In 2013, he founded the first International Exhibition of Type Design, as part of Silver Cypress, the Third Biennial of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society. Saeedi‎ is included among 30 designers in the second edition of “New Masters of Poster Design,” which features the best poster designers currently working all over the world. His name is also listed in Meggs’ “History of Graphic Design.”

Saeedi is a part-time faculty member at Towson University in Maryland. Learn more about his work at www.mehdisaeedi.com.

Please join us on Friday, March 16 at 2:30pm in Architecture Room 104 at Tyler School of Art.

This talk was made possible with the support of Tyler School of Art GAF Funds.

Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Show

The annual Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Show will be on display in Tyler's Atrium November 1 through November 16.

Featuring imaginative restaurants conceptualized and brought to life by GAID's junior class, this delectable design is not to be missed. 

This year, the show will be juried by brand experience experts, Dylan Garner and Avery Sohn of COHERE. Reception and award announcements will follow their presentation on November 3 at 3pm in Architecture 104.  

Z@c# Kutz Speaking at Tyler

Zach Kutz Speaking at Tyler, Wednesday February 22nd at 11:00am

Zach Kutz will be giving a presentation in 240B on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:00am. Zach is a Tyler alum and currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria. 

Zach will present an unfiltered, unapologetic, raw story of a designer still getting over his parents divorce.

Please join us for what promises to be a truly memorable presentation. 

Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Show!

The annual Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Show will be on display in Tyler's Atrium this Friday, November 4 through November 17th, 

Featuring imaginative restaurants conceptualized and brought to life by GAID's junior class, this heartfelt display of talent is not to be missed. 

This year, the show will be juried by 2012 GAID alumnus and typography extraordinaire, Kelly Thorn, along with her partner in design (and matrimony), Charles Spencer. Awards will follow their presentation November 4 at 3pm in Tyler's Basement, B004.  

Life After Tyler: Andrea Pippins

Join us as Andrea Pippins shares her stories of creative "Life After Tyler."  Her books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Andrea is a designer, illustrator, and educator who began harnessing her artistic talent into a BFA in graphic design and later earned her MFA at Temple University, Tyler School of Art. 

She is a tastemaker, an artist, a designer, and an educator with an eye for bold colors and funky patterns. Her work can be seen in magazines and on television as well as on clothing and stationery. In addition to designing and illustrating, Andrea curates her art and design blog, Fly, a weekly resource to inspire young women to pursue their creative passions. 

In November 2015, Andrea published her first book, I Love My Hair, with Random House Children’s Books/Schwartz & Wade. I Love My Hair is a coloring book featuring her illustrations celebrating various hairstyles and textures. Her second book, Becoming Me, just released this month, for young women to color, doodle, and brainstorm their way to a creative life.

Andrea is based in the Washington, D.C. area, but currently in Stockholm. 

Check out her work at andreapippins.com.

This program is sponsored by General Activity Funds and is  open to all.

David Plunkert Talk: "That Doesn't Look Right"

David Plunkert is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer based in Baltimore, MD. He is best known for his editorial illustrations and theater posters with illustrations that are highly conceptual. David Plunkert and Joyce Hesselberth co-founded Spur Design, a graphic design and illustration studio, in 1995. A prolific artist, his work has appeared on the pages of Esquire, Forbes, GQ, The New Yorker, Time, Reader's Digest, Playboy and Rolling Stone magazines, as well as in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. 

Please join the Graphic & Interactive design program as we welcome David Plunkert on Friday, March 25. His talk, "That Doesn't Look Right" will be in Tyler Auditorium B04 at 3:00pm.

Talk was made possible in part through the use of GAF Funds.