Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Michael Ellsworth, Co-founder/Principle, Civilization
Michael will be discussing how design has the power to inspire conversations, create community and promote collective action. His talk showcases how visual communication throughout history has created communities, changed minds and ultimately saved lives.
Michael Ellsworth is the director of Civilization. Civilization is a design practice that builds identity systems, digital experiences, printed materials, environmental graphics, exhibitions and campaigns that are engaging, empathetic, sustainable and create meaningful connections. They work on a variety of projects for public, private and non–profit clients that share their commitment to creating positive change and promoting greater insights about the world.
In conjunction with their studio work, they produce a variety of public programs such as the Design Lecture Series, Beyond This Point interview series and Non-Breaking Space a gallery dedicated to showcasing prominent works of graphic design.
Their organization is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in honor of “excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of daily life.” Civilization’s internationally recognized work is included in the permanent collection of SFMOMA and the Milton Glaser Design Archives at SVA, has won numerous awards including a Webby Award for Best Activist Website, and is regularly featured in print publications as well as most major global media outlets such as The Guardian, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and NPR.
Part of the Design View Speaker Series.
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