Find a Way, or Make One: Ben Barry
The Department of Graphic Design and the Graphic Design Student Association will host graphic designer Ben Barry for a lecture and workshop at the ISU College of Design. Barry will present “Find a Way, or Make One” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 101 Design. His talk is free and open to the public. He also will lead a workshop on using processing as a design tool from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in 307 Design. There is a $20 fee to participate. Space is limited to 20 people; contact Kaylee Cooper to register.
Barry runs his own design firm in Portland, Oregon. Having worked in virtually every medium imaginable, Barry is as comfortable screen printing a poster as he is programming a website. As one of the first communication designers to join Facebook’s team in California (2008-2014), his focus was on developing Facebook’s internal culture, voice and brand. Most notably, he co-founded the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory, an internal print studio and art program.
Prior to Facebook, Barry worked for the design firm and screen-printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin, Texas. He holds a BFA in communication design from the University of North Texas and is an alumnus and adviser of John Bielenberg’s experimental design education program, Project M, where he explores the role designers can play in encouraging social change.