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The case study for Placeable: A place-based mobile learning tool is now available on Design Ignites Change. This case study documents a collaborative community-based project with New Paltz design students and the Wassaic Project and was presented at the panel “Design and the Digital Humanites” at the Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In April 2013, I presented the paper, “Digital What?! Graphic Design and the Digital Humanities” at the AIGA Design Educators Conference, BLUNT: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now at Old Dominion University.
Preaching the typographic gospel to the NY Capitol Region: “You Are What You Kern: Typographic Details in Resumes and Portfolios,” at the AIGA Upstate NY Student Portfolio Workshop. Missed it? That‛s ok, the web resume demo is live.
I am an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Foundation at the State University of New York at New Paltz
, teaching courses in web and interaction design, as well as 2D design and visual communication. I received my MFA in Intermedia Design from SUNY New Paltz and my Bachelor of Art in English Cultural Studies from McGill University.
Presentations about my creative work and design pedagogy include: TypeCon (2012, 2007, 2005), the AIGA Design Educators Conference (2013, 2008) and the UCDA Design Education Summit (2011), Design and the Digital Humanities Panel at Midwest Modern Language Association (2013), among others. I am also currently part of several collaborative digital humanities initiatives and recently participated in One Week | One Tool, an NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, hosted at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (2013).
My creative work investigates the performative possibilities of expressive typography in screen and digital environments. Challenging the arbitrary boundaries between visual and verbal communication, the work explores themes related to font intelligence, relationships between vocal and visual representations of speech, and the emotive potential of kinetic texts. I am influenced and inspired by the personality of typefaces, visual expressions of language in digital conversations, new media theory, sociolinguistics and sound poetry.
A variety of tools are utilized, including sound-editing software, custom OpenType features, handwriting samples, voice recordings, a Speak and Spell, CSS3 animation and Craigslist’s Missed Connections. This work has been recognized in the pages of Print and Communications Arts, and online at the Graphic Artists Guild, UnBeige, Typographica, I Love Typography, Typedia, and Design Observer, and others.
I am a member (and SUNY New Paltz Student Group Faculty Advisor) of AIGA, and the Type Directors Club.
@fontnerd | hello [at] amypapaelias [dot] com