Joel Katz, Visiting Artist Lecture
Joel Katz -- designer, photographer, and teacher -- is internationally known for his information design. Diagrams of complex statistical data and processes are a passionate interest and characterize his work on Brand Atlas: Branding Intelligence Made Visible, co-authored with Alina Wheeler (John Wiley & Sons, 2011). His book, Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense, will be published by Wiley in October 2012.
Katz holds BA Scholar of the House with Exceptional Distinction, and BFA and MFA in graphic design from Yale. In 2002, he won the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Also, in 2002, he was named AIGA Philadelphia Fellow.
He currently teaches information design at The University of the Arts and Philadelphia University. His most recent lectures on information design were at Louisiana State University, Kent State University, TélécomParisTech, and Gobelins: l'Ecole de l'Image.
Katz's photography has been exhibited and published in both the U.S. and abroad, and his design work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto. He was made an honorary life member of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association for his work visualizing the function of infants' kidneys.
Admission is free.