Individual Friends Directory


Netherlands

Crouwel, Wim H.
Lifetime

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Minervalaan 87/3
Amsterdam
NL 1077 NT
 
Netherlands
T:
206 734 664

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Icograda Secretary General, 1963-1966
Abbreviation or Acronym:
whcrouwel
de Jond, Renee
Lifetime

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Netherlands
T:

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Icograda Honorary Treasurer, 1970-1972
Abbreviation or Acronym:
rdejond
Hughes, Paul
Lifetime

Contact Info

Amsterdam
Netherlands
T:

Member Profile

Paul Hughes is based in Amsterdam where he is a strategic director and partner of Lava, the creative strategic design agency recently awarded European Design Agency of the Year 2010. Since 2005 Paul has consulted with Design Machine in New York, a strategic brand building company run by Alexander Gelman, who has been called one of the ‘world’s most famous modern and contemporary artists in all media.’ There is an emerging group of people who have become a key driving force in economic development that social scientist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class. These people face new challenges, have new responsibilities, and require a skill of life-long learning. Paul is an active coach to people who interact with, or act within, this Creative Class on an individual and team level. Paul is also a speaker and trainer on the subject of Unpacking the Creative Process. Creative processes need not be haphazard or questionable procedures; rather, creativity can become deliberate and effective procedures. This deliberate approach to creativity and innovation is captured in what he calls Design Thinking, a practical model that contains key principles behind any creative process. Hughes has interviewed many people within the creative field, including: Dr. Edward de Bono who is a leading international authority in the field of thinking skills, Stefan Sagmeister who has been called ‘one of the most influential people in design today’ and Michael Young who was called ‘the grandfather of Social Entrepreneurship.’ Additionally, Paul speaks on the subject of what makes Dutch Design so unique. He believes that it is not individual designers nor their productions that makes Dutch Design unique but rather it is the connections between them. Paul has been a visiting lecturer at a variety of institutes in Europe and worldwide, including: School of Visual Arts New York, Parsons School of Design New York, New York University, The Fashion Institute of New York, University of Arts Vilnius (Lithuania), The National College of Art and Design Dublin (Ireland), Hojer College of Visual Communication (Denmark), Bergen National Academy of the Arts (Norway), University of Science & Technology Islamabad (Pakistan), Kyoorius DesignYatra Goa, (India), Ain Shams University (Egypt), Hallo Academy (the Netherlands), Willem De Kooning Academy (the Netherlands), and Eindhoven Design Academy (the Netherlands).
Kazemi, Kymia
Lifetime

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D'Ilect
Dam 4
Scheidam
NL-3111 BD
 
Netherlands
T:
10 426 0500

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Icograda Next Generation Representative, 1991-1993
Abbreviation or Acronym:
kkazemi
Launspach, Dick
Lifetime

Contact Info

Rozenlaan 115
Rotterdam
3051 LP
 
Netherlands
T:
010 211 1300

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Icograda Board Member, 1985-1987
Abbreviation or Acronym:
dlaunspach
Manche, Leopold
Lifetime

Contact Info

Netherlands
T:

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Icograda Honorary Treasurer, 1968-1970 Icograda Treasurer, 1974-1977
Abbreviation or Acronym:
lmanche
Schwarz, Paul
Lifetime, Deceased

Contact Info

P.O. Box 7466
Amsterdam
NL 1007 JL
 
Netherlands
T:
206 268 443

Member Profile

Icograda Honorary Treasurer, 1963-1966
Abbreviation or Acronym:
pschwartz
Singer, Marijke
Lifetime, Deceased

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Netherlands
T:

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Icograda Secretary General, 1970-1977, 1981-1987 Marijke Singer passed away on 11 March 1986.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
msinger

Norway

Yran, Knut
Lifetime, Deceased

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Norway
T:

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Icograda President, 1966-1968 Icograda Past President, 1968-1970 Knut Yran was born in 1920 and died in Mallorca, Spain on 17 July 1998.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
kyran

Pakistan

Hussain, Shabbir

Contact Info

M. Communications
20 - Agha Khan Road
F-6/4
Islamabad
44000
 
Pakistan
T:
51 287 9628
110

Member Profile

Born in Gujrat, the cultural cradle of Pakistan, in 1960, Shabbir Hussain was fortunate to have been welcomed by an environment that was designed to foster creativity in a sensitive mind. So instead of formal education, it was the social fabric, the people, the culture and customs that did the schooling and grooming of the artist in him. Hussain started his artistic career as a student of calligraphy and painting, traversed various creative phases, such as cinema paintings, wall paintings, outdoor media designing and management, and finally embraced advertising as a profession in capacity of a graphic designer. Today, he is associated with, M.COM, a leading ad agency of Pakistan, as its Executive Art Director. Hussain s wide range of skills allows for a truly interdisciplinary approach to design, with an added fillip of moving effortlessly from the traditional print design to new media campaigns. Celebrating the success of managing various brands, Hussain prides in appearance of his work in numerous national and international publications home and abroad. Twenty-seven years is a long time. But for a student of art, it s a moment, says Shabbir preferring to be called an ardent learner rather than a learned artist . Shabbir Hussain shares the conviction that art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. Hussain is the founder member and President of Islamabad Creative Club, the first association of graphic designers and creatives in Pakistan s capital city. Shabbir Hussain is happily the first Friend of Icograda from Pakistan. He joined the council in April 2006.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
sjoji
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Urdu & Punjabi

Poland

Andrzejewski, Waldemar
Lifetime, Deceased

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Poland
T:

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Icograda Board Member, 1985-1987 Icograda Vice President, 1987-1989
Abbreviation or Acronym:
wandrzejewski
Chylinski, Pan Henryk
Lifetime

Contact Info

ul. Bernardynska 7 m. 75
Warszawa
02-904
 
Poland
T:
22 40 54 15

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Icograda Vice President, 1989-1991
Abbreviation or Acronym:
phenrykchylinski
Mroszczak, Josef
Lifetime, Deceased

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Poland
T:

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Icograda Vice President, 1968-1970
Abbreviation or Acronym:
jmroszczak
Otreba, Ryszard
Lifetime

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ul. Heltmana 32
Krakow
30-565
 
Poland
T:

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Icograda Vice President, 1972-1977
Abbreviation or Acronym:
rotreba

Portugal

Cayatte, Henrique
Lifetime

Contact Info

Rua Coelho da Rocha 69 Atelier 6
Lisboa
1350-073
 
Portugal
T:
21 392 98 50

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Icograda Congress Liaison, 1993-1995
Abbreviation or Acronym:
hcayatte
Fior, Robin
Lifetime

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Portugal
T:

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Icograda Congress Liaison, 1993-1995
Abbreviation or Acronym:
rfior

Qatar

Blankenship, Sherry
Lifetime

Contact Info

Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 8095
Doha
Qatar
T:
492 7200

Member Profile

Icograda Friends are a worldwide network of individuals and corporations who share a common interest in communication design. Friends come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and social structures.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
sblankenship
Choueiry, Halim
Lifetime

Contact Info

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), School of the Arts in Qatar
P.O.Box 8095
Doha
Qatar
T:
3570370

Member Profile

Icograda Board Member, 2004-2005 Assistant Professor, Communication Arts and Design Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of the Arts in Qatar Designer, cromagnon studio Originally from Lebanon, Halim Choueiry is a design educator and practitioner based in Qatar. He currently teaches the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts in Qatar. He also runs his own design studio, 'cromagnon,' which specialises in corporate identity and the simultaneous typographic representation of Latin-based languages and Arabic. Halim holds a Bachelor and a Master degree and has won several national and international design competitions. He publishes 'comma' a quarterly pan Arab graphic design magazine, and recently he chaired 'creative nights,' a series of international workshops that are held throughout the Arab countries. Halim also has extensive experience in judging for student competitions and advertising awards as well as conducting international workshops and design conferences. He is dedicated to bringing about changes in the approach and look of graphic design in Lebanon and the Middle East.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
hchoueiry
Language of Operations:
Arabic
Other Language:
English

Russian Federation

Bankov, Peter

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Russian Federation

Slovenia

Bavcer, Jani
Lifetime

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Arsenal
Arsenal d.o.o.
Gregorciceva 3
Ljubljana
1000
 
Slovenia
T:
1 425 40 76

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Born in (former) Yugoslavia, Jani graduated from studies in visual communication and scenography in Rome, Italy. He is active as a designer and director of Arsenal, a design studio he founded in 1992, after a long career as designer, art director and creative director with Studio Marketing Design Center. Jani's work has been exhibited extensively and has received many professional awards. Since 1998 Jani has been a lecturer of visual communication design in the Department of Design, Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1997 he has served as president of the Designers Society of Slovenia. Jani speaks Slovene, Croatian, Italian and English.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
jbavcer
Language of Operations:
Italian
Other Language:
English
Brekalo, Vesna
Lifetime

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Celovška cesta 95
Ljubljana
1000
 
Slovenia
T:
41 740 044

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Vesna Brekalo, born in Maribor, Slovenia, graduated from graphic design and visual communications at the University of Ljubljana. She pursued a freelance career with renowned Slovene and international design studios and advertising agencies. She has always been a keen volunteer, offering her services as a functionary of Slovenian Design associations in many areas of professional practice. It was her 23 years of active involvement in various spheres of design-related issues that led Vesna to become the first Slovene court expert and appraiser for visual communications, industrial design and marketing with experience in design-related copyright. Vesna is an expert in formulating criteria for and implementing design-related competitions. She recently collaborated on the Icograda Speculative Practices Committee, serving as an advisor to further develop Best Practice guidelines. Vesna has been an active member of the Designers’ Society of Slovenia and has served as Icograda delegate and liaison for 16 years.
Kosak, Grega
Lifetime

Contact Info

V. Murglah 125
Ljubljana
61000
 
Slovenia
T:

Member Profile

Icograda Vice President, 1966-1968
Abbreviation or Acronym:
gkosak

South Africa

Archary, Veejay
Lifetime

Contact Info

South Africa
T:

Member Profile

Vice President 2005-2007 - (Johannesburg, South Africa) Veejay is a founding partner of Herdbuoys McCann-Erickson, which was the first black advertising and design company to open a practice in South Africa in 1991. He has created some of the more memorable design moments in South Africa's democratic history including the new corporate identity for the national carrier, South African Airways and the imagery and identity for the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a commission to deal with South Africa's turbulent past and voting system. He has also created the voting system for the new government, the ballot paper for the first democratic elections and designed all the voter education campaigns. Ten of his anti-apartheid and 'How to Vote' posters are in the permanent display of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and his 'Dance Theatre of Harlem' poster is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute in New York. He currently advises the South African government on design issues and creates all of the presidential inauguration imagery in addition to personally advising the First Lady on branding and design for all of the President's social projects. He sits on board of South Africa's International Loerie Awards, on the advisory council of the Vega Brand & Advertising School in South Africa and is a committee member on the Transformation and Empowerment commission for the communication industry. Veejay is also the former chairman of the Graphik Design Council of South Africa, THINK, and was the managing partner of HerdBuoys Strategy, Branding & Design. In July 2005, he established Black, a strategic branding and design consultancy.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
varchary
Language of Operations:
English
Bateman, Martha
Lifetime

Contact Info

First Floor Block F, Hurlingham Office Park, Woodlands Drive |
Hurlingham Manor, Cresta 2118
Johannesburg
2118
 
South Africa
T:
11 789 6337

Member Profile

Icograda Secretary General, 1999-2001
Abbreviation or Acronym:
mbateman
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Afrikaans
de Abreu, Gaby
Lifetime

Contact Info

Switch Design
4 Karen Street, Randburg
Johanessburg
South Africa
T:
72 224 4359

Member Profile

ICOGRADA VICE PRESIDENT 2011-2012 Gaby de Abreu is founding member and Executive Creative Director of The Switch Design Group, established in 1999. Switch is the largest independent design group in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and London. His portfolio includes branding and logo design for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, The Four Seasons Hotel Group, Coca Cola and the Springbok Rugby team, to name a few. Since 1998, he has served as executive member of the Brand Council of South Africa (formerly Think). He has been appointed to design jury panels including the Cannes Festival awards and has won numerous local and international awards over the last 17 years.
Year Founded:
2011
Jogie, Mohammed
Lifetime

Contact Info

PO Box 44007
Linden
,
Gauteng
2104
 
South Africa
T:
11 782 4297

Member Profile

Vice President 2007-2009 - (Johannesburg, South Africa) Mohammed Jogie studied Fine Art at the University of Durban Westville and Graphic Design at the Vaal Triangle Technikon. Wanting a more South African angle to his work, he took a certificate course at Funda Community College in Soweto. He has done a number of short courses in management and design  software. Mohammed cut his teeth by working as an assistant to cartoonist Vella Padayachee before moving onto struggle newspaper “The Indicator” where he came through with top honours on their media training programme. He then embarked on a design consultancy before moving onto an in-house design division of the Premiere Group. In the nineties, he art directed magazines before starting his design company Morning Star Design. He also worked as a design and software application trainer. Mohammed is a practicing designer and works for Adobe & looking after marketing, public relations and creative pro products in Africa, the Middle East and Indian Ocean Islands.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
mjogie
Year Founded:
2008
Language of Operations:
English
Lange, Jacques
Lifetime

Contact Info

Bluprint Design and DESIGN>MAGAZINE
P O Box 26703
Tshwane
181
 
South Africa
T:
12 346 7788

Member Profile

Jacques qualified with a BA (Information Design) degree in 1988 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He spent time in the television and advertising industries before joining Bluprint Design, a visual communication consultancy where he is a senior partner. Here he is responsible for strategy consulting, as well as R&D of integrated visual communication programs for a diverse client portfolio spanning the public and private sectors. Jacques has served as an Icograda Board Member since 2001, was Chairperson of the Continental Shift 2001 Icograda Congress in Johannesburg, and was President of Design South Africa from 1998-2003. He is a member of the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa, an editorial committee member of the academic journal, Image & Text, and a steering committee member of the SABS Design Institute's Design Achievers Awards. Jacques has received many professional awards, has served on numerous adjudication and moderation panels, and has authored more than 100 articles, papers, research and consulting reports relating to visual communication. Jacques has traveled to over twenty countries on six continents.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
jlange
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Afrikans
Pillay, Karuna
Lifetime

Contact Info

P O Box 26703
Monument Park
,
Pretoria
105
 
South Africa
T:
12 346 7788

Member Profile

Icograda Friends are a worldwide network of individuals and corporations who share a common interest in communication design. Friends come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and social structures.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
Karuna
Language of Operations:
English
Turkington, Tiffany
Lifetime, Helper

Contact Info

PO Box 2222
Highlands North
Johannesburg
2037
 
South Africa
T:
72698781

Member Profile

Icograda Secretary General, 2001-2003 Tiffany currently works and lectures at Vega School of Brand Communications, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Experienced in international liaison, Tiffany is passionate about advancing design and design communities in developing countries, by increasing levels of communication and interaction.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
tturkington
Language of Operations:
English

South Korea

Baik, KumNam
Helper

Contact Info

College of Art, Sungkyunkwan University, Dept. of Design
53, Myungryun-dong 3ga
Chongro-ku
Seoul
110-745
 
South Korea
T:
2760 0653

Member Profile

KUMNAM BAIK(1948~ ) EDUCATION : -Graduated from Hong-Ik University, B.F.A. in Art (1969) -Graduated from Hong-Ik University, M.F.A. in Art (1974) -Graduated from Kyung-Hee University, M.F.A. in Fine Art Education (1981) -Graduated from Chung-Ang University, M.F.A. in Advertising & PR (1992) -Finished Ph.D. course work in the History of Korean Arts, Dong-Kuk University (2000) PRESENT OCCUPATION : -Professor, College of Art, Sungkyunkwan University. -Invited Artist, Jury & Member of Executive Committee, Korean National Industrial Design Exhibition. -Jury & Member of Steering Committee, Korean National Fine Arts Exhibition. -Member, The Korean Fine Arts Association. -Member of Advisory Committee, The Korean Society for Experimentation in Contemporary Design.(KECD) -Member of Steering Committee, The Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association. -Member of Special Committee, Visual Information Design Association of Korea.(VIDAK) -Member, The Korean Industrial Artists Association. -Member, Art Forum. International. -Chairman, Design Committee, The Korean Organizing Committee for the 2002 FIFA Worldcup Korea. -Chairman, Executive Committee, The Korean International Poster Biennale 2002. -Member of Design Committee, The Metropolitan City of Seoul. CAREER : -Personal Exhibition ; 151 times Korea(26times), Taiwan, Japan(44), Poland(16), Britain(2), Finland,Germany(5), Chile(5), India(3), Hungary(2), Thailand, Italy(6),Yugoslavia(18), Mexico(2), Belgium(3), Norway, Brazil, U.S.A.(2), Portugal, Estonia(2), U.S.S.R., Hong-Kong, Spain, China(3), Slovakia, Uruguay, Canada -Ten Times of Participation in Domestic Exhibition. -Ten Times of Participation in Foreign Exhibition(International): Arab Emirates, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominica, E-Germany, Egypt, Estonia, France, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemara, Hong-Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Nethelands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, San Marino, Saudi-Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, U.S.A., U.S.S.R., Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, W-Germany, Yugoslavia.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
kbaik
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Japanese
Chang, Don Ryun
Lifetime

Contact Info

Hongik University
South Korea
T:

Member Profile

Don Ryun Chang was born to diplomat parents and grew up on five continents - Asia, Europe, North and South America and Africa. He was educated at the University of British Columbia in Canada, the Parsons School of Design, and received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Don then worked for several organisations such as Nara Advertising, Design Focus in Korea, Steiner & Co. in Hong Kong, and was Creative Director for the Infinite Group. Don founded DC&A in 1991, which later became one of the leading identity companies in Asia. The company merged with Interbrand in July 1999 and has developed acclaimed identities for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Korea Telecom, Shinhan Bank and Korea Tourism Office. Don has received numerous international design awards from prestigious organisations such as the Brno and Warsaw Poster Biennale and the Type Directors Club of New York. Don lectures widely on branding and is Professor of Branding and Design Management at Hongik University in Seoul. He has served as Vice President of the Visual Information Design Association of Korea (VIDAK) and was the Executive Organizing Director for the 2000 Icograda Millennium Congress in Seoul. Don recieved the Meritorious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 from the Korean Federation of Design Association as well as the 2010 Special Citation from the Korean Minister of Culture for outstanding contribution in enriching art and design. He is the author of six books including How to succeed in business with design, Brand Media Innovation and From Hongdaeop to London Picadilly Place Branding. Don served on the 2003 - 2005 Icograda Executive Board as Vice President, as President Elect from 2005-2007 and as President from 2007-2009.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
dchang
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Spanish
Kim, Kyle Hyunsuk
Lifetime

Contact Info

Hongik University, Visual Communication Design Department
72-1, Sangsoo-dong, Mapo-gu
Seoul
121-791
 
South Korea
T:
10 8001 3433

Member Profile

Kyle Hyunsuk Kim is a design educator and practitioner based in Seoul, Korea. He is currently a department chair at Visual Communication Design, Hongik University and CEO at studio Nautilus Inc. He is a communications strategist, design consultant, and accomplished creative director with a focus in user experience design in new media. Kyle worked as a creative director/design manager at Yahoo! User Experience Design team and designed event sites such as the official website of the FIFA World Cup 2002 Korea/Japan, 2006 Germany. He served as a Webby Award International Ambassador and is a currently committee member of the Korea Web Awards, a vice president of Visual Information Design Association in Korea (VIDAK), and a board member of the Asia Digital Arts and Design Association (ADADA) and Korea Society of Design Science (KSDS).
Year Founded:
2012
Language of Operations:
Korean
Other Language:
English
Sang-Soo, Ahn
Lifetime

Contact Info

Chongno Pyungchang 131-21
Seoul
110-846
 
South Korea
T:
2323 0593

Member Profile

Icograda Vice President, 1997-2001 ahn sang-soo has long been one of the most influential designers in East Asia. His typographical development work in his native Korea has almost made him a household name. He can justifiably claim to have master-minded and supervised a revolutionary transition of the traditional Hangul, the Korean alphabet, into a functional medium for today, with all its digital demands and interpretations. Born in Chungju in 1952, he has enjoyed a long career as a designer and educator. A graduate of Seoul's Hongik University, where he is now a Professor in the College of Fine Arts and Head of the School of Graphic Design, his early works in industry served to fire his enthusiasm for visual communication across many disciplines. He has fifteen books on design-related subjects to his credit and copious essays and papers. He is also responsible for translating seminal works on typography by Jan Tschichold and Emil Ruder. He holds a number of awards and prizes including a commendation by the Korean Language Academy for meritorious contribution to the advancement of Hangul (he has four major Korean fonts to his credit). As early as 1983, he was selected as Designer of the Year by Design magazine. His list of design achievements, both in Korea and abroad, is indeed comprehensive. It includes the design and production of many major international exhibitions and over forty shows in which his work has featured. He regularly travels abroad to lecture on his projects and to promote Asian design developments and ideas. From 1997 to 2001, Ahn was made Vice President of Icograda, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations. In this role he has been responsible for establishing a number of international workshops and has served on several International Competition juries. In 2000 October, he chaired Icograda's prestigious Millenium Congress 'Oullim 2000' held in Seoul. Also in 2001, he organized TypoJanchi, a international typography biennale held in Seoul. The event attracted designers from all parts of the world and culminated with the publication of a collaborative graphic design education manifesto for designers in the new century.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
asangsoo
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
Japanese

Spain

Arcadi Moradell i Bosch
Lifetime

Contact Info

Josep Sentis, 15 Torre
Bellaterra
Barcelona
SP - 08193
 
Spain
T:
93 692 8266

Member Profile

Icograda Vice President, 1993-1995

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Abbreviation or Acronym:
amoradellibosch
Domenech Casanova, Amand i
Lifetime, Deceased

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Spain
T:

Member Profile

Icograda Vice President, 1985-1987 Amand Domenech i Casanova was trained at the Escola d'Arts i Oficis with the painter and scenographer Domenec Soler i Gili, and at various graphic arts studios and advertising agencies in Barcelona. He was a member of the Catalan Association of Watercolour Artists (Agrupacio d'Aquarellistes de Catalunya) between 1946 to 1963. He held exhibitions in Barcelona and took part in a multitude of international events involving graphic art created for advertising, activities in which he was awarded numerous prizes and distinctions. He won prizes in thirty advertising poster competitions. During the period from 1960 to 1962, he took part in a 'stage' at the Klausfelder Studio in Vevey, Switzerland. He was a founding member of Grafistes, Agrupacio FAD (1961), whose position as manager he took up in 1967. In April 1963 he represented the organisation in the inaugural meeting held in London for the foundation of Icograda. He was appointed Vice President of the College of Graphic Designers (Collegi de Dissenyadors Grafics / CODIG), from its constitution (1981-1988). In 1985 in Nice he was nominated Vice President of the Board of Directors of Icograda, (his candidature having been presented through CODIG). He taught at the Escola Massana (1964-1967), the Escola Oficial de Publicitat (1968-1970) and at the Faculty of Information Sciences at the Autonoma University in Barcelona (Bellaterra, 1987). He collaborated in various articles for professional publications and his graphic artwork has been published in educational treatise and in a variety of international technical publications. Amand Domenech i Casanova died in Barcelona on 31 July 2002.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
adomenech

Sweden

Bark, Stig
Lifetime

Contact Info

Sweden
T:

Member Profile

Icograda Treasurer, 1966-1968
Abbreviation or Acronym:
sbark
Gavier, Martin
Lifetime

Contact Info

Sweden
T:

Member Profile

Icograda Treasurer, 1963-1966
Abbreviation or Acronym:
mgavier
Hardt, Michael
Lifetime

Contact Info

inst_at gmbh
Runåberg 126
Helgum
88293
 
Sweden
T:
3 86 02 51 61

Member Profile

BEDA Chairman 1992-1994 Icograda Vice President, 1995-1997 Director of HardtDesign Consulting since 1977 Professor for Graphic Design at the Kunsth gskolen i Bergen / Norway since 2002
Abbreviation or Acronym:
mhardt
Language of Operations:
German
Other Language:
English
Hogdal, Stig
Lifetime, Deceased

Contact Info

Odensgatan 1
Uppsala
S-753 15
 
Sweden
T:
1 814 8647

Member Profile

Icograda President, 1981-1983 Stig served on the Icograda board from 1977 to 1979, and from 1981 to 1985.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
shogdal
Suneson, Anders
Lifetime

Contact Info

Peterson-Bergers Vag 4
Frösön
832 96
 
Sweden
T:
63 441 53

Member Profile

Educated at the Konstfackskolan in Stockholm 1976-80. Icograda Vice President, 1995-1997 Icograda Board Member, 1997-1999 President of the Nordic Council of Illustrators and Graphic Designers, 1999-2001. (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden) Boardmember of FST (The Swedish Association of Illustrators and Graphic Designers), 1993-2003. Member of the Swedish Local Organization Committee for the Icograda/Icsid/Ifi congress Design 2005 in the Nordic countries. I was football player and still practice as a coach for the local women football team. Every Friday morning I play ice hockey and in the winter I spend the weekends skiing. As ski resorts also is one of my major clients I had to keep myself updated to the sport.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
asuneson
Language of Operations:
French
Other Language:
German

Switzerland

Neuburg, Hans
Lifetime, Deceased

Contact Info

Switzerland
T:

Member Profile

Icograda Vice President, 1963-1966
Abbreviation or Acronym:
hneuburg

Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

Fan, Jason
Lifetime

Contact Info

Taipei
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
T:

Member Profile

Jason Fan has more than 20 years experience in graphic design. He received his diploma of Applied Art from National Taiwan Academy of Arts in 1981. After his two year military service and working as a designer for two years in Taipei, he went to New York and later received his Master’s Degree from Pratt Institute in 1989. Returning to Taiwan, Jason started to work as the deputy manager of graphic design section at the Sunrise Department Store, the leading brand in the fashion category at that time. One year later, he founded Signet Design Company, which soon became one of Taiwan's leading design firms.

Jason was elected President of Taiwan Graphic Design Association for 2006-2008. During his term, he not only broadened the interfaces with more cross-disciplinary programs, such as applications of Taiwanese indigenous culture and arts in the design of daily goods, but also created the bi-monthly Energy Bar to connect with experts from different fields, as Jason believed in the importance for designers to appreciate things beyond design prospective. He worked as the CEO of the Cultural & Creative Industries Center at National Taiwan Normal University until August 2009. Jason was dedicated to providing more resources for various Taiwan graphic design communities and related associations, including holding regular meetings to increase understanding between each other and developing the closer integration of the communities. He was the co-director of "2008 and 2009 Taiwan International Design Competition / Student Section", considered as the highest prize for student design competition nationwide. Jason is currently one of the originators and member delegates of Taiwan Design Alliance, a respected multidisciplinary association of Taiwanese designers, one of the partners of the 2011 IDA Congress.

Jason has received numerous design awards, including the golden prize of Taiwan National Graphic Design, Judge's Award of the Graphic Design in China and Excellent Awards from the Hong Kong Designers Association. In 2007, he was awarded the distinguished alumni of the National Taiwan University of Arts. In order to train more young professionals, Jason teaches part-time at local art institutions and is often invited to be the speaker and juror in nationwide and overseas awards schemes. Jason has travelled to nearly 30 countries so far.

Jason believes that every designer is a power plant, who is willing to make a contribution to our society. Once we are able to resonate with the power of design, the environmentally-friendly and sustainable resource, we can lead the whole world to a more positive direction.

Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
English
Lin, Apex
Lifetime

Contact Info

National Taiwan Normal University, Dept. of Fine Arts
No.162, Ho-ping East Rd.
Taipei
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
T:
2 2705 1523

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Apex was born and educated in Taiwan. He is active as an educator, designer, author, and consultant. Apex is a professor in the Graduate School of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, his alma mater. He has also served as a visiting professor throughout Asia. Apex has his own design consultancy, is managing director of The Graphic Design Association, and is a consultant to the Taiwan Corporate Identity Association, the Kaohslung Creators Association, and the Taiwan Poster Design Association. He was the founding president of the Taiwan Image Poster Design Association, and a founder of the Asian Corporate Identity Association. Apex is fluent in Taiwanese, Chinese, and English.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
alin
Language of Operations:
Chinese
Other Language:
Taiwanese

Turkey

Demir, Yeşim
Lifetime

Contact Info

Istanbul
Turkey
T:
542 566 644 40

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Yeşim Demir runs her design studio in Istanbul, lectures at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts and is currently president of GMK, the Turkish Society of Graphic Designers. Earlier she worked as art and creative director in Young&Rubicam and RPM/Radar CDP Europe. Demir’s works mainly on book design and corporate identities. She has won many awards and her works have been exhibited in Istanbul, Duisburg, New York, Buenos Aires and Brno. She has given lectures and workshops in Grafist Design Days and Yahşibeyworkhops. Her GMK presidency tasks included AGI Istanbul Congress 2009, 2013 IDA Istanbul Congress committee and the Turkish Design Advisory Committee (Ministry of Industry). Yesim has said that, regardless of discipline or country, two parameters – economics and lack of awareness – are urging design organisations to work for common goals we all share: - fostering design culture and education; - protecting a code of ethics and creative rights; - amplifying graphic design as a considerable industry in design policies and domestic regulations of all countries; - sharing design dialects through regional and worldwide events; interdisciplinary projects promoting young colleagues.
Karamustafa, Sadik
Lifetime

Contact Info

Havyar Sokak 27/4
Cihangir, Beyoglu
Istanbul
80060
 
Turkey
T:
2122452297

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Icograda Vice President, 1995-1999.

About Lifetime Friends
The Icograda Executive Board grants Lifetime Friend status to individuals for exceptional contribution to advancing Icograda’s mission, vision and values. Lifetime Friends receive all Icograda Friends benefits for as long as they live.

All current and past Icograda board members become Lifetime Friends in recognition of their contributions.

Abbreviation or Acronym:
skaramustafa
Language of Operations:
English
Other Language:
None
Ozbek, Didem
Lifetime

Contact Info

Palanga Caddesi 9/9
Ortakoy
Istanbul
80840
 
Turkey
T:
212 259 8872

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Icograda Next Generation Representative, 1995-1997
Abbreviation or Acronym:
dozbek

United Kingdom

de Majo, Willy
Lifetime, Deceased

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United Kingdom
T:

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Founder President of Icograda, 1963-1966 -------------------------------------------------------- When Willy de Majo first arrived in England just before the Second World War, graphic design as a profession was in its infancy. By the time he died it had grown into a major business and a remarkable international family. De Majo was a designer, lecturer, speaker and author, and will be best remembered for founding and fathering Icograda. His place in design history is assured on several fronts. As a speaker on design he was in great demand. He contributed to most international conferences and chaired or participated in a number of special design committees. He was an exceptionally competent designer whose understanding of business and production methods was unusual in those early days. Enterprising and alert, he could master the most complex problems with ease and arrive at solutions that appeared deceptively simple. Born in Vienna in 1917, de Majo studied at the Vienna Commercial Academy, intending to go into his father's textile business. However he found the work dull and started freelancing as a graphic designer in the evenings. With a combination of check and courage, as well as his evident flair, he attracted a number of important commissions particularly in the poster field. Early in 1939 he emigrated to England and joined the BBC as a broadcaster. During the war he served with distinction as an officer and pilot with the Royal Yugoslav Air Force, later transferring to the RAF and SHAEF in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, for which he was appointed MBE. He had always been a great traveller and as early as 1948, after a study tour of Canada and the United States, he established a New York office. By the 1950s his clients ranged from the Festival of Britain, where he was designer-in-chief of the 'Farm and Factory' exhibition in Northern Ireland, to ABC Television for which he designed one of the first animated symbols. In 1953 de Majo was a guest speaker at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado, the first of many appearances on international platforms. He was in constant demand as a speaker and with his rapidly growing design practice it is surprising that there was room in his life for another venture. Yet at the busiest point in his graphic career he founded Icograda with Peter Kneebone in 1963. De Majo's contribution to design was recognised by the award of the Chartered Society of Designers' design medal in 1969, the commemorative medal ZPAP, the Association of Polish Designers, honorary membership of GVN Graphic Designers Association and later of associations in Belgium and Austria. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Typographic Designers. Of all his qualities his abundant energy stands out most memorably. The ill-health that he quietly suffered in his later years did not deter him from pursuing his rich and varied career right up to the end. The international family of graphic designers that he created will remember him with love. -------------------------------------------------------- The above tribute ran in the Obituaries of the Independent, 23 October 1993. Willy died peacefully at home on 17 October 1993, at age 76.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
wdemajo
Fletcher, Alan
Lifetime, Deceased

Contact Info

12 Pembridge Mews
London
W11 3EQ
 
United Kingdom
T:
20 7229 7095

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(1931-2006) Alan Fletcher's international design reputation is reflected by his commissions from major corporations and cultural institutions around the world. He began his career in New York where he worked for Fortune magazine, the Container Corporation and IBM. He moved back to London and in 1962 co-founded Fletcher/Forbes/Gill, which served such clients as Pirelli, Cunard, Penguin Books, BP and Olivetti. He co-founded Pentagram in 1972 and created design programmes for Reuters, Lucas Industries, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Lloyd's of London, Daimler Benz, Arthur Andersen & Co and ABB. In 1992 he left Pentagram to work alone in his own studio. He has received gold awards from the British Designers & Art Directors Association (D&AD) and the New York 'One Show'. In 1977 he shared the D&AD President's Award for outstanding contributions to design with Pentagram partner Colin Forbes. In 1982 the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers awarded him their Annual Medal for outstanding achievement in design. In 1993 he was awarded The Prince Philip Prize for Designer of the Year. He served as President of the Designers & Art Directors Association in 1973, and as President of the Alliance Graphique Internationale from 1982 to 1985. He is a Royal Designer for Industry, a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. In 1994 he was elected to the Hall of Fame of the American Art Directors club. 'Beware Wet Paint', a book on 35 years of his work, was published by Phaidon in 1996. He has co-authored 'Identity Kits' - a pictorial survey of visual signs (Studio Vista), 'Graphic design: visual comparisons' (Studio Vista), 'A Sign System Manual' (Studio Vista) and four publications on the work of Pentagram; 'Pentagram - the work of five designers' and 'Living by Design' (Lund Humphries), 'Ideas on Design' (Faber and Faber), 'The Compendium' (Phaidon). Alan Fletcher trained at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, The Royal College of Art in London and the School of Architecture and Design at Yale University. --------------------------------------------------------------- (from 'Masters of the 20th Century: The Icograda Hall of Fame', edited by Mervyn Kurlansky, published by Graphis Inc. 2001)
Abbreviation or Acronym:
afletcher
Language of Operations:
English
Halas, John
Lifetime, Deceased

Contact Info

United Kingdom
T:

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Icograda President, 1970-1972 Born in Budapest, Hungary, 16 April 1912, John Halas is said to be 'the father of British animation'. In 1940, he and his wife, Joy Batchelor, established the Halas and Batchelor studio. They produced some 2000 animated shorts, seven feature-length animated films, and trained countless young people to become talented animators for nearly 50 years. Their animated version of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' was released in 1954 and was the first animated feature-length film made in Britain. John Halas was a pioneer in his field and was one of the first to embrace computer animation not just as a labour saving device, but as a creative force. He believed that animation was a kinetic art form which could set the human mind free from the confines of reality. He was President and founder member of ASIFA the International Animated Film Association from 1960 to 1985. He was involved with all aspects of design and was associated with Icograda from its inception. From 1970 to 1974, he served on the Icograda board. Throughout his life, he produced films, articles and books and contributed to conferences and festivals. He was awarded the OBE in 1972 and the Pro Cultura Hungaricus in 1992. John Halas died in London 20 January 1995.
Abbreviation or Acronym:
jhalas
Hatch, Peter
Lifetime, Deceased

Contact Info

United Kingdom
T:

Member Profile

Icograda Vice President, 1963-1966
Abbreviation or Acronym:
phatch
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