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.