CSU, Chico News

Speaker Addresses Sustainability and Graphic Design

Date: 11-09-2007

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Barbara Sudick
Department of Communication Design

Phil Hamlett, co-chair of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Center for Sustainable Design, an initiative defining sustainable business practices for the graphic design community, will speak at California State University, Chico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. in Tehama Hall 106.

His presentation, titled “Is your bin half empty or half full?: Sustainability as it relates to graphic design,” is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the AIGA CSU, Chico student group and the College of Communication and Education.

As the former chair of the environment committee for the San Francisco Chapter of AIGA, Hamlett has produced two one-day conferences called Compostmodern, which is dedicated to providing sustainable design solutions for the graphic and industrial design communities.

Hamlett has written on the environment for Communication Arts Magazine and is the author of Anderson Lithograph’s “This is Trash” campaign explaining the company’s environmental management system to designers, agencies and corporate print buyers. He brings a wide range of graphic design and management experience to his leadership role on sustainable design practices. He was a principal and director of creative services for EAI/Atlanta, where he played a key role in the firm’s work for IBM, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Seagate Technologies, Compaq and Turner Broadcasting Systems.

For further information contact professor Barbara Sudick, Department of Communication Design, at bsudick@csuchico.edu, or call (530) 898-5028.