Hallmark Syposium Lecture Series 2012 – 2013

Fall 2012
August 27, 2012:  Mark Moskovitz
Mark Moskovitz began his academic career as a student at the University of New Hampshire. There, he earned a dual BS in English and Environmental Science. Before earning his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005, Moskovitz did stints in television as a writer and producer and later as a carpenter and cabinet maker. The objects Moskovitz constructs hover between art piece and design. By creating work that cannoteasily be categorized, Moskovitz allows the viewer "to process what he/she thinks through 'home-made filters.'" He has shown at Arena One, Santa Monica; Jewish Museum of Berlin; St. Etienne, France; Felissimo Design House, New York City; Galeria Artis, Mexico City; and more.

September 10, 2012: Jeffrey Taylor 
Jeff Taylor holds a Masters of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Taylor began his building career as a licensed contractor, a skill and craft that deeply informs his abilities as an architect. In 2002 while still graduate students at MIT Taylor and Miller founded their architectural practice dedicated to the research and building of form and space. Because mockups and material exploration are such an important part of the firm's design process both partners take full advantage of their carriage house workshop in the Berkshires where they often fabricate portions of their designs. Taylor maintains his contractor license and has built many of the firm's projects in New York and in the Berkshires. Taylor's merits include Honorable Mention at the Congress of New Urbanism, 2004 Charter Awards, and he has also lectured at Princeton University.

September 24, 2012: David Hill
David is a proven executive leader in the field of design and branding, with a track record of generating breakthrough thinking and tangible business results. During his nearly 20 years at IBM, David led some of the most strategic design initiatives within the company. His work was pivotal in creating the design identity for the worldwide IBM product portfolio and elevating the overall brand value. David joined Lenovo in 2005. As the Vice President of Lenovo corporate identity and design, David leads an international team of strategists, human factors engineers, graphic, and industrial designers shaping the brand and user experience impressions of the company. His experiences include the design of brand identity systems and computer offerings ranging from high performance modular servers to the iconic ThinkPad notebook computer. David consults on matters pertaining to design, and frequently speaks or lectures on the value of design and branding in a corporation.

October 15, 2012:  Chris and Soojin Buzelli
Chris Buzelli was born and raised outside of Chicago and on the waters of Lake Michigan. As a child, Chris was influenced by his grandfather, Armando, as they painted side by side in his television repair shop. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, Chris moved to New York City to begin his career as an illustrator. His oilpaintings have since appeared in many publications, including Rolling Stone, TIME, Playboy and The New York Times. Chris has also collaborated on numerous projects for design firms and advertising agenciesfrom around the world. Recently, his work has started appearing in galleries throughout the US. Chris lives in NYC with his wife, SooJin, and mini-pinscher, Sota.

SooJin Buzelli 
SooJin has been art directing and designing magazines since 1996. She implemented a new vision for the design of PLANSPONSOR magazine, and translated that success into the art direction of many Asset International's products, including PLANADVISER and Global Custodian magazines and the newest Asset International brand, aiCIO and PLANSPONSOR Europe. SooJin's art-directed pieces have been recognized by the Society of Publication Designs, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, Print, 3x3, Society of Illustrators, LA Society of Illustrators, AI, Spectrum and AltPick. SooJin holds an Illustration BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She has judged many illustration competitions, including American Illustration and Society of Illustrators.

October 29, 2012:  Frankie Oviedo
Frankie Oviedo is a Partner at Liquid 9, a post-production house in the Crossroads. Oviedo specializes in motion graphics at this creative media company that produces music videos, album art and advertisements for clients as far-flung as Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. He describes his company’s Southwest Boulevard office as an “art-school environment” meets “clubhouse.” “It can get fratty at times,” he said after dodging paper wads during a recent interview. “It’s a cool deal to interact with bands and labels,” said Oviedo, whose team works with Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label. “Almost everyone here is either rooted in music or as an artist.”

November 12, 2012: Stuart Karten
Stuart Karten sees design and business as two innately intertwined disciplines. He founded Stuart Karten Design (SKD) in 1984 with the goal of “connecting creativity with commerce,” producing innovative, award-winning designs that satisfy the fiscal goals of clients.Always eager to take on new challenges, Stuart and his team of 27 designers, researchers, and engineers have completed a diverse range of projects in the medical device, consumer electronics, transportation, and housewares industries.

November 26, 2012:  Terry Evans
Terry Evans, Chicago photographer, has photographed the prairies and plains of North America and the urban prairie of Chicago, combining both aerial and ground photography. Recent work explores working steel mills and Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier. She has just completed a long term project about the town of Matfield Green, Kansas and the surrounding Flint Hills. She is currentlyphotographing the North Dakota oil boom in collaboration with writer and producer Elizabeth Farnsworth. She has exhibited widely including one-person shows at the Chicago Art Institute, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and The Field Museum of Natural History. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of an Anonymous Was a Woman award. Her work is in major museum collections including the Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and many other collections.

Spring 2013
January 28, 2013: Tim Hale
Senior Vice President at Fossil in Dallas, TX. Started with Fossil full time as the first designer hired at the company in 1987. Since that time Tim has concentrated on providing leadership for the company in the areas of design, branding, photography and leadership in building and managing the in-house creative group. The group now includes marketing, design, photography, print production and digital services and numbers approximately 90 members in the ComDesign Group.

February 11, 2013: Chris Sickels
Chris Sickels, the creative force behind award-winning Red Nose Studio, creates an eccentric world we'd all like to visit. Endearing characters and intricate sets draw you in with wit, intelligence and charm. His 3-D illustrations are built from a variety of materials. Sets and puppets are a combination of wire, fabric, cardboard, wood, miniatures, found objects and anything within arms reach. Any object is fair game, for one illustration he constructed an old-fashioned canister vacuum cleaner from a jumble of materials including a garlic press, a tire gauge and the cord from an old electric skillet.

February 25, 2013: Mike Sinclair
Mike Sinclair is an architectural and fine art photographer living in Kansas City, Missouri. His photographs are frequently published in the Architectural Press and elsewhere, including the New York Times, Metropolis, Architectural Record and Interior Design. His work is in several public and private collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, also in Kansas City.

March 11, 2013: Sarah Foelske
Sarah recently joined Bruce Mau Design (BMD) as an Associate Creative Director. Trained as a graphic designer Sarah's first love is Typography and always enjoys the part it plays in design. Sarah came to BMD from Drake Hotel in Toronto, where she acted as Art Director. Prior to moving to Toronto, Sarah spent 11 years in New York City working for Laird+Partners and Wieden+Kennedy on branding and advertising projects. She has worked for such clients  as Morgans Hotel Group, Mac Cosmetics, Gap, Nike Brand Jordan, ESPN and Avon. Sarah received her Bachlor of Fine Arts from the University of Kansas with a focus on Visual Communications.
March 25, 2013: Alec Soth
Alec Soth was born in 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Soth received international acclaim when his photographs were featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. Soth's photographic style has continued to develop in subsequent series beginning with his iconic Sleeping by the Mississippi, and including NIAGARA, The Last Days of W and Broken Manual. Soth uses his large format camera to photograph the people and landscapes of suburban and rural communities, often during road trips throughout the Midwest and the South. 
April 8, 2013: Dan Cassaro
Dan Cassaro is a designer, animator, and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He puts words on paper so that they might be accountable for themselves. Young Jerks is his one-man design shop specializing in custom type, illustration, logo design, and powerful 70's rock and roll. His works and projects have received accolades from Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New Yorker and many major design and illustration publications. 

April 22, 2013: To be announced