College of Visible Arts has promoted Gail Anderson to Artistic Director of the Visual Arts Press (VAP), SVA’s inhouse design studio. Anderson, an award-winning designer, author and educator, was previously Director of Design and Digital Media on the VAP since September 2016, working beneath Anthony Rhodes, who had been the VAP’s artistic director since 2010. In her new position, Anderson leads artistic technique for the School, working inside conventional and new media to advertise the range and creativity of its undergraduate and graduate diploma applications, college students and alumni.
“Anderson’s promotion acknowledges her considerate management and the instantaneous impression of her signature designs executed throughout her first 12 months at SVA,” says Rhodes, who will now assume the position of Govt Artistic Director. “As a longtime member of the SVA group, Gail is the proper alternative to steer the VAP and he or she’s loads of enjoyable to work with.”
In her first 12 months, Anderson produced a brand new video sequence highlighting distinguished design figures honored by SVA, pioneered Spots, an insider-guide to eateries, retail shops, musical venues and different locations really helpful by in-the-know SVA college students, and artwork directed two new subway poster campaigns as a part of SVA’s longest-running sequence displayed in New York Metropolis subway stations. Believing in a holistic method to design, she has additionally begun designing the graphics for the brand new admission and monetary support places of work, redesigned the uniforms for campus safety officers and the exteriors of the School’s shuttle buses, which are actually successfully transferring billboards for the School, using SVA’s yearly renewed branding as they make the loop between the School’s Gramercy and Chelsea campus buildings.
Over the course of her 30-plus 12 months profession, Anderson has established herself as a number one determine in graphic design and typography. Her high-profile tasks embody a bestselling stamp for america Postal Service honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; ebook jackets for musician Ahmir Khalib Thompson (aka Questlove) and playwright Glen Berger; and a 14-year tenure as senior artwork director for Rolling Stone journal. SShe has crafted the look and route of Broadway campaigns for Avenue Q and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Within the Heights, in addition to a number of seasons of productions at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theatre. A number one knowledgeable on typography, Anderson has authored and co-authored over a dozen books on sort, design and illustration; current titles embody Kind Tells Tales (Yale College Press, 2017), co-authored with Steven Heller, co-chair of SVA’s MFA Design Division.
Anderson has obtained quite a few honors for her work, together with an AIGA Medal, one of many design trade’s most distinguished awards; and the Society of Illustrators’ Richard Gangel Artwork Director Award in 2009. She was a GDUSA 2010 Individual To Watch and appeared on the journal cowl of the GDUSA January 2010 version. She chairs the design subcommittee for the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee for U.S. Postal and has lectured about design at organizations and conferences world wide.