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Design Conversations: Allan Espiritu

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aigaphiladelphia
Published
April 26, 2017

Design Conversations

AIGA Philadelphia proudly presents Design Conversations, a podcast series featuring creatives in the field of design. We’ll get the scoop on their work and personal life, as well as the inspiration and experiences that have shaped their career.

About the Host

Bernardo Margulis is a graphic designer, art director, educator, and a member of the AIGA Philadelphia board. He is the principal of This Makes Me Happy, a Philadelphia-based design studio, and the host of This Makes Me Happy, a podcast about people and what makes them happy

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About Allan Espiritu


Allan Espiritu, founder of GDLOFT PHL, is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning graphic designer and educator. Espiritu received his BA in graphic design from Rutgers University-Camden and his MFA in graphic design from the Yale University School of Art.

Espiritu’s work has been published and acknowledged by AIGA, GDUSA, UCDA, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, HOW, STEP, the Barnes Foundation, and the Art Directors Club. His work has also appeared in Gestalten and Rockport publications.

Espiritu heads the Graphic Design concentration program at Rutgers University-Camden. He served as President of the AIGA Philadelphia Chapter from 2011 to 2013, after serving as Programming Director and Vice President.

A longstanding member of AIGA Philadelphia for twenty years, Allan Espiritu, served our chapter as President from 2011–2013. In his tenure, our chapter opened our first headquarters, SPACE, a gallery in Old City. He was also instrumental in bringing the AIGA Leadership Retreat to Philadelphia in the summer of 2013. We are grateful for Allan Espiritu’s continued support and involvement in our chapter and the local design community. Join us in honoring him at a party on May 5th, 2017 to toast to Allan’s continued success.

We will also host an exhibition of his work. Details to be announced soon.

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