Princeton University Graphic Design Conference

Gail Anderson is a New York-based designer, writer, and educator. From 2002 through 2010, she served as Creative Director of Design at SpotCo, a New York City advertising agency that creates artwork for Broadway and institutional theater. From 1987 to early 2002, she worked at Rolling Stone magazine, serving as designer, deputy art director, and finally, as the magazine's senior art director. She is co-author, with Steven Heller, of the upcoming Found Type, as well as New Modernist Type, New Ornamental Type, and New Vintage Type. She teaches in the School of Visual Arts MFA, undergraduate, and pre-college design programs, and serves on the advisory boards for The Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee and the Type Directors Club. Anderson is the recipient of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Medal from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Andy Chen is a founding partner of Isometric Studio, a visual identity and graphic design consultancy based in New York City and Boston. He studied sociology at Princeton University and graphic design at RISD, where he received his MFA as a Soros Fellow. At Princeton, he was awarded the Pyne Honor Prize, its highest general undergraduate distinction. He started his career at Pentagram, where he worked on the rebranding of Bausch + Lomb with partner Paula Scher. As a Fulbright Scholar at the Royal College of Art, he conducted ethnographic research on aging, sexuality, and social stigma. Andy is a contributor to Design Observer, Design Taxi, and Open Manifesto. He has spoken at international conferences including Design Indaba, the London Design Festival, the XVIII International AIDS Conference, and Princeton University’s LGBT Every Voice Conference.

Alicia Cheng is a founding partner of MGMT, a collaborative design studio based in Brooklyn, and has extensive exhibition design experience as well as brand and interactive design. She has worked as a senior designer for Method, New York and was the co-design director at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She served as a lecturer and frequent visiting critic at Yale University and was a lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Alicia received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University.

Sarah Gephart was a senior designer and project manager at the New York design firm 2x4 prior to joining MGMT. There, she worked on numerous branding, collateral, interactive and book projects for cultural clients. Before 2x4, she worked at several New York City design firms. Sarah teaches at Parsons School of Design and was a lecturer at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her MFA from Yale University.

Erika Tarte is a designer and self-described history nerd with experience in interaction design and frontend development. Prior to joining Local Projects, Erika worked as a web designer for the US Government and several Silicon Valley-based technology companies, and as a freelance graphic designer in New York City. He received her B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, where her research concentrated on the intersection of new media and historical narrative. She currently serves as critic at RISD in the department of Graphic Design, and teaches coursework in web and interactive design.