Thursday, March 2, 2017
Doors open at 6:00pm
Bonnie Siegler is the founder of muliti-disciplinary design studio, Eight and a Half. Recent clients include Participant Media, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Brooklyn Public Library, Criterion Collection, Random House, Saturday Night Live, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Before Eight and a Half, Bonnie cofounded design studio Number 17. At Number 17, Bonnie's clients included the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Beast, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Lucky, SuperFreakonomics, Colors magazine, This American Life, the Mercer Hotel, the Maritime Hotel, Chateau Marmont, and four of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurants. While at Number 17, Bonnie also served as creative director of Newsweek after overseeing its complete redesign.
Bonnie was voted one of the 50 most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA and was a featured designer in the Art Director Club's Legacy Project. She served as the chairman of the 2013 AIGA national design conference, having previously cocreated and chaired AIGA Design for Film and Television conferences in 1999 and 2001. Bonnie also created and produced Command X, a live competition featuring up-and-coming designers, for the last six of AIGA's national design conferences. She lectures extensively as well, most recently at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles. Her studio's work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA and she has also served on its national board and as treasurer of the New York chapter. Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, Society of Publication Designers, Webby Awards, and Broadcast Design Association. Bonnie has taught in the graduate programs at Yale University and the School of Visual Arts, has been a visiting artist and guest lecturer at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and and was the 2014 Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts at the University of Hartford. Before starting her company in 1993, she worked at MTV Networks, and before that, studied graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University.