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Author Ellen Lupton will share insights from her book “Design Is Storytelling,” filled with sharp commentary and social observations about the way designers use storytelling techniques to create satisfying graphics, products, services and experiences.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This program will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email directly from Zoom on the day of the program with details about how to access and view it.

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Lupton’s groundbreaking work as a graphic designer, curator and writer explores the nature of design and its value in the everyday. Design is problem solving, but she argues it’s so much more. “Design Is Storytelling” offers a toolkit for designers to help them create in ways that engage people with empathy and begin to address issues in society.

Program Speaker: Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is a graduate of Cooper Union College. In 1997, she became director of the Master of Fine Arts program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Lupton is also a curator at the Cooper-Hewitt and a writer, having authored numerous design and typography books. In 2007, she was awarded the AIGA Gold Medal.

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