Since 1966, the Graphic Design Department at The
University of the Arts has sponsored lectures by architects, designers, and
provocateurs, among them Louis Kahn, Paul Rand, April Greiman, Dan Friedman, Nathan
Felde, Hugh Dubberly, Irma Boom, Matthew Carter, Dan Boyarski, Rosemary Tissi, Liz
Sanders, Jorge Frascara, Jodi Forlizzi, and Keith Godard, among others. The
great majority of the lecturers have been designers-in-residence in the
Department of Graphic Design at the University at the time of their lecture,
and this year is no exception. In 2011, the University returns to its roots in preciding
at the founding of the Philadelphia chapter of AIGA with its collaborative
sponsorship of lectures, a fruitful partnership that marked the Philadelphia
design scene of the 90s.
“WELL…LET’S GO THEN! Designing in a Collaborative
Environment.” As a partner at MERJE, John leads a busy
design practice that focuses exclusively on environmental graphic design. John
serves as the Principal-in-Charge and leads clients to successful solutions by
providing an expertise in both project strategies as well as design.
work combines, planning, architecture, industrial design, lighting, interiors,
and of course, graphic design. His projects include, wayfinding, signage, map
design, donor recognition, and identity development for cities, libraries,
universities, corporations, retail, and healthcare institutions.
has designed successful signage and wayfinding programs for Tampa, FL, Miami
Beach, FL, Dallas, TX, the Princeton Public Library, and the New York City
Health and Hospitals Corporation. He has also developed complex wayfinding
Master Plans for Virginia Tech University, the State of New Jersey, and other
regions and communities throughout the United States.
lectures are presented by The University of
the Arts Graphic Design Department, in partnership with