Spring 2016

The Hallmark Symposium Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the Hallmark Corporate Foundation with the goal and intention of enriching the education of students at the University of Kansas and in support of those in particular in the Department of Design through exposure to designers, artists and educators from the United States and abroad. During these nearly 30 years of collaboration, approximately 10,000 students have been exposed to these rich and various array of practitioners.

Spring 2016
All lectures are free and open to the public
Thursday evenings from 6pm - 8pm in 110 Budig Hall

Timmy Fisher is an artist and co-founder of MK12, a design and filmmaking collective whose work constantly challenges the boundaries between narrative structure and experimental storytelling. MK12 has been sought after to direct numerous commercial and network-based projects and has provided graphic design, animation and film titles for feature films such as Quantum of Solace, The Internet’s Own Boy and Particle Fever.

February 11, 2016: AARON DRAPLIN
Aaron Draplin is a designer and founder of Draplin Design Co. (DDC), located in the mighty Pacific Northwest. The DDC has rolled up its sleeves on a number of projects related to print, identity, web development, and illustration. Priding itself on craftsmanship and quality, the DDC has made stuff for Field Notes, Esquire, Nike, Red Wing, Burton Snowboards, Ford Motor Co., Hughes Entertainment, and even the Obama Administration.

February 25, 2016: ARNO MINKINNEN
Arno Minkkinen is a Finnish–American photographer, educator, curator, and writer with over 100 solo shows and nearly 200 group exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide. He has published six monographs, which include: Waterline (Marval, Aperture, and Otava 1994), SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Thirty—Five Years of Photographs (Chronicle Books, 2005), Homework: The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008 (Like Publishing, Ltd, 2008), and Balanced Equation (Lodima Press, 2010).

March 3, 2016: ADAM HENRY
After attending CalArts in the mid nineties, Adam Henry began his animation career at Warner Bros. Feature Animation on Iron Giant as an animator under Brad Bird. Later at Klasky-Csupo he storyboarded and animated on Rugrats in Paris, The Wild Thornberry Movie and The Rugrats Go Wild. Adam has also worked on projects for McDonalds, Got Milk, Head and Shoulders and the Cartoon Network. For Nickelodeon, he directed and storyboarded Tak, Ni Hao Kailan, Kung Fu Panda and Robot Monster. His work at Dreamworks included directing the How to Train Your Dragon TV show. More recently Mr. Henry was a storyboard artist on a Tinkerbell movie for Disney Toons division.

March 24, 2016: NOAH SCALIN
Noah Scalin is an artist and activist. He founded Another Limited Rebellion in 2001 with the idea that he could make a living doing what he enjoyed and effect positive change in the world. He has authored five books on design and creativity and traveled the world bringing his message of creative potential and design activism to everyone from incarcerated teenagers to Fortune 500 executives.

April 7, 2016: KEITH NEGLEY
Keith Negley is a nationally recognized editorial and children’s book illustrator with 15 years experience working for major newspapers, magazines and publishers. His work has appeared on book covers, children’s books, t-shirts, album covers, posters, skateboard decks, and watches, and he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New Yorker. His debut children’s book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Flying Eye Books received a glowing review from The New York Times.

April 21, 2016: SILVIA ROS
Silvia Ros is a Cuban-American Miami-based photographer. After over a decade as a museum photographer, she launched a busy freelance career, tackling not only her own creative projects such as Average Places and Photographing Cuba: My Myth, My Reality, but serving as the official Art Basel Miami Beach photographer. Her clients include: the Miami Institute of Contemporary Art, Bass Museum, History Miami, The Biscayne Times and J. P. Morgan Chase. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s permanent collection recently acquired 86 of her photographs documenting the LGBT movement in the United States.