Bonnie Siegler Answers Design’s Tough Questions
In the fall of 2014 Bonnie Siegler, joined us for a Working Late event at Makeshift Society in Brooklyn. Next week she’ll be back at Makeshift Society for a special night of cocktails, questions, and business advice.
As an extension of her column “Dear Bonnie,” on Design Observer, Bonnie will be taking questions from the audience about how to succeed in the design industry while keeping your sanity.
Bonnie’s background is in both the academic and business worlds, providing her with a wealth of knowledge about best practices for designers. She’s the founder of Eight and a Half, a multidisciplinary design studio based in New York, and before that was the co-founder of Number Seventeen. She served as the chair of the 2013 AIGA Design Conference and created and produced Command X, a live competition featuring up-and-coming designers, that’s been a component of the last four of AIGA’s national conferences.
Bonnie’s work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA and has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, and the Society of Publication Design. She got her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, has taught in the graduate design programs at Yale, RISD, and the School of Visual Arts, and was the 2014 Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts at the University of Hartford.