The Speakers


Richard B. Doubleday


Richard B. Doubleday is a graphic designer, author and Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Graphic Design at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University and teaches in their London Summer British Programmes. He received his BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and a MFA in graphic design from Boston University where he was a Dean’s Scholar. Awards include a visiting fellowship, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London; a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship; and a distinguished alumni award from Greater Lowell Regional Technical High School. He is an award-winning designer and has exhibited his poster designs at many international events and competitions, including the Seventh International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan, and recently solo exhibitions at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and at Suzhou Art and Design Technology Institute, Suzhou, China. Richard conducts lectures and workshops on design history throughout the world and recently spoke at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and led a cultural concept book workshop at Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute in Suzhou, China. Richard has been invited to jury the 2008 Tokyo Art Directors Club annual design competition. Presently, Richard is curating an international poster exhibition titled, Posters of The Digital Revolution. Richard is principal of Richard Doubleday Design. His clients include Seimens, and Massachusetts Software and Internet Council. He is a former graphic designer for Rothman Partners, Inc. Architects and Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a former board member, College of Fine Arts Alumni Association and is currently a member of the Boston Society of Printers. Richard is a member of the writing team for Phaidon Graphic Classics and serves as an editorial advisor and contributing writer for the 4th and 5th editions of Meggs’ History of Graphic Design. His writings on design history have been published in Baseline, IDEA, A! DISEÑO, IdN, Icograda, Print, NOVUM, Neshan Iran, Shift Japan, Typo Prague, and Australian Creative. His posters have been published in numerous periodicals and publications, including Design & Packaging China and Atlas of Graphic Design published by Maomao Publications. Richard is author of Jan Tschichold, Designer: The Penguin Years and co-author of Jan Tschichold Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy.


Bob van Dijk


Bob van Dijk is a graphic designer and partner for the design firm, NLXL. NLXL is a design studio for visual communication and interaction design in The Hague, Netherlands. The strength of the studio lies in the development side of design projects. NLXL explores and experiments with the possibilities of combining visual and interactive elements within single design solutions. Content, form and technique are carefully considered in each and every solution. The three partners of NLXL, Bob van Dijk, Oscar Smeulders and Joost Roozekrans who worked together for several years before founding NLXL. The studio is able to produce advanced and original cross media design solutions. Continually challenging boundaries with innovative and original design concepts is paramount to NLXL’s philosophy. In short: NLXL designs logos, corporate and visual identities, web sites and web-identities, event styles, forms, posters, animations, books, content management systems, digital presentations and other digital applications. A graduate from the Royal Academy of Fane Arts The Hague, Bob has gone on to work as a senior designer for Studio Dumbar and for numerous clients such as Shell International, Telecom, PT Post, The Netherlands Ministry Agriculture Nature and Ministry of Transport and The Dutch National Theatre. He has won the following awards: Dutch Design Prize for his Holland Dance Festival Campaign ’95, Premier Award SD and Typography of Excellence Award, New York Type-Directors Club London for his Holland Dance Festival Campaign ’98. He has given workshops internationally. His work has been published and exhibited across the globe.


Hiroki Yamamoto


Hiroki Yamamoto was born in Japan. He attended Tama Arts University in Tokyo where he achieved a first class degree in Graphic Design, and his final works were selected for the university collection. He is now based in Tokyo and president of Marvin. He is a member of NY ADC / Tokyo TDC / JAGDA .
Since graduating he has sought to expand the potential of graphic design and has been well known as one of the leading Japanese artists of the new generation. His work have won several international graphic prizes and been exhibited internationally. At the beginning of his career, he experienced a variety of design sources, working in a Japanese video game publisher, developer and distributor, Koei. His works include print advertising, package design, product design and commercial film.In 2004 he started the art design collective [ Marvin ]. His first ground-breaking initiative was a series of posters Coquo, in which the creative aspect of the form is expressed by lines, circles, triangles, squares and typography, and which has a poetic sense of color and lyrical composition merged into Japanese simplicity. His works have rapidly become well known, and they can be seen as part of the editorial design for Chanel Ginza Nexus Hall. Hiroki Yamaoto‘reluctantly’exposes his philosophy almost exclusively through the medium of graphic design; yet it is always engaged with poetry, music and fashion.
In addition to Graphic design Hiroki extended his field to fashion and life style design and has started his own label antonie brummel with the approach of aiming to give many people a better everyday life. The product range is carefully selected, all the materials used are safe for people from a health perspective and environmently-friendly. Hiroki is currently working on training young creators and in 2009 he has established a design school and stepped up to the next level.


See the workshop results at the Design Exchange ’09 Student Exhibition

Nov30 –Dec 4, 2009

The Lebanese American University, Byblos

Rima Hourani Exhibition Room

Exhibition open daily: 8:00am–4:00pm

Now you can see photos of the exhibition

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