Helen Armstrong views design from across the spectrum of a practicing designer, a college professor and a published author. She is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University. Her work has been recognized by Print and How Magazine and highlighted in several design publications. She has served as co-chair of the AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee and is currently on the editorial board of Design and Culture. Armstrong authored Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field and co-authored Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content with Zvezdana Stojmirovic. Her new book Digital Design Theory: Readings from the Field is available for preorder. This collection explores works by both designers and programmers, examining the two threads of discourse—design and computation—that have rapidly merged to define contemporary graphic design.
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Zvezdana Stojmirovic is a designer and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is professor of graphic design in the undergraduate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She holds a BFA in fine arts from Cooper Union, an MFA in graphic design from MICA, and has completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, where her work focused on war and the media. Her clients include the New York Times, the Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and the AIGA Baltimore. Her collaborative traveling exhibition on the shifting nature of language, Type/Life (typelife.net), launched at the European Center for Culture and Debate GRAD in Belgrade, Serbia, in December 2010.
Editor: Nicola Bednarek Brower
Designers: Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic
Design Briefs series editor: Ellen Lupton
Special thanks to: Bree Anne Apperley, Sara Bader, Janet Behning, Carina Cha, Tom Cho, Penny (Yuen Pik) Chu, Russell Fernandez, Jan Haux, Felipe Hoyos, Linda Lee, John Myers, Katharine Myers, Margaret Rogalski, Dan Simon, Andrew Stepanian, Jennifer Thompson, Paul Wagner, Joseph Weston, and Deb Wood of Princeton Architectural Press —Kevin C. Lippert, publisher