About the Book
Apple Computer’s early product designs, the founding of global design company IDEO, the design of the Google and Twitter logos, numerous typefaces for Adobe, the patented Koosh ball toy – Stanford-educated designers have influenced the world around us.
Design at Stanford is full color through-out its 256 pages, and entirely researched, written, illustrated and energetically designed by a Stanford design alumnus!
Steven McCarthy (MFA, Stanford University) is a professor of graphic design at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. His long-standing interest in theories of design authorship – as both scholar and practitioner – has led to lectures, exhibits, publications and grant-funded research on six continents. His book on the topic, The Designer As... Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator and Collaborator: New Models for Communicating was published in 2013 by BIS, Amsterdam. In 2017 McCarthy was awarded the Minnesota Book Artist Award.