GDLOFT talks about winning the Print Magazine Regional Design Award and Grand Prize, and what drives their design firm beyond the pursuit of clients. This talk will cover running a design studio, what working in their firm is like, and the partnerships they’ve built.
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Partner, Creative Director, GDLOFT
Associate professor, Rutgers University
Allan Espiritu is a Philadelphia based graphic designer and educator. Espiritu received his BA in graphic design from Rutgers University, Camden Campus and his MFA in graphic design from Yale University, School of Art. He is the founder of GDLOFT, a small collaborative design studio made up of photographers, fine artists, students, designers and (aspiring) competitive food eaters, focusing on design for educational, arts and cultural and non-profit institutions. GDLOFT’s work has been published and acknowledged by AIGA, GDUSA, UCDA, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, HOW, STEP, and Art Directors Club. His work has also appeared in Gestalten and Rockport publications. In 2017, Espiritu was included in the Barnes Museum’s critically acclaimed show Person of the Crowd. He is an active member of AIGA Philadelphia, serving as president in 2013 and most recently he was named the 2017 AIGA Philadelphia Fellow, the chapter’s highest honor given to a member. Mr. Espiritu heads the graphic design concentration at Rutgers University, Camden Campus.
Principal, Art Director and Managing Director, GDLOFT
Kevin Kernan is a principal at GDLOFT, overseeing project management, business development, and art direction. Kevin has an extensive background in print production, social media, and web design, having worked with Current Medicine/Current Science, Philadelphia City Paper, and Drexel University. He received his BA in graphic design from Rutgers University-Camden and holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University, where he specialized in working with nonprofit organizations and universities. Kernan’s work has been published and acknowledged by AIGA, Print Magazine, GDUSA, UCDA, Telly Awards, Creative Quarterly, Print Magazine, and TED.
Interested in how Motion Graphics and Adobe After Effects are being used in the design industry?
Tim Moyer will showcase examples including:
- Example case studies that articulate complex interaction models to development teams when Axure and other software did not have the feature support needed
- How he created short videos and ads to get stakeholder buy-in to help fund larger projects
- How he used motion graphics for a Kickstarter video to fund start of Rooster Soup Co.
- How a team is using AfterEffects & Premiere to build assets of VR/immersive experiences, where these features are + where the field is headed, and why it matters
- When to consider using Adobe After Effects, and when it is not a good idea - he'll show a cost-benefit analysis of leveraging motion graphics within a business context
John Caperton has curated more than forty exhibitions for The Print Center since 2007, which have included the work of Edna Andrade, Jennifer Bornstein, Lucas Foglia, Katie Grinnan, Demetrius Oliver, Justine Kurland, Gabriel Martinez, Hirsch Perlman, Emma Wilcox and Bill Walton. Recent publications include Emma Wilcox: Where it Falls, Edna Andrade: Color Motion. He was on the curatorial team and in the publication of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide contemporary art festival. Caperton oversees a number of The Print Center’s public programs, including its Artists-in-Schools Program, which places teaching artists in classrooms in Philadelphia public high schools. He moderated the keynote panel for the 2010 Southern Graphics Conference and participated in the Curatorial Intensive program of Independent Curators International. Caperton received his BA in Art History at the University of Chicago and was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia where he organized exhibitions with artists Virgil Marti, Polly Apfelbaum, Thomas Chimes, Eileen Neff and Clare Rojas. He has also held positions at the Association for Public Art, Philadelphia and the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA as well as guest curating exhibitions in Philadelphia.
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JoAnn Greco strives to present a “sense of place” through the prism of her special interest in the urban built environment. Her articles focusing on architecture, parks, neighborhood revitalization, and hotel development has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, National Parks, Metropolis, Interiors, Art & Antiques, forbestraveler.com, planphilly.com, Philadelphia Style, and Hospitality Design. She also owns and edits TheCityTraveler.com, an online magazine dedicated to urban destinations. She is also Editor in Chief of the forthcoming quarterly print magazine, Interiors Philadelphia, which focuses on residential design in the region.
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