Principal Investigator

Anne Burdick: Anne Burdick is a regular participant in the international dialogue regarding the future of graduate education and research in design. In addition, she designs experimental text projects in diverse media, for which she has garnered recognition, from the prestigious Leipzig Award for book design to I.D. Magazine’s Interactive Design Review for her work with interactive texts. Burdick has designed books of literary/media criticism by authors such as Marshall McLuhan and N. Katherine Hayles and she is currently developing electronic corpora with the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Burdick’s writing and design can be found in the Los Angeles Times, Eye Magazine and Electronic Book Review, among others, and her work is held in the permanent collections of both SFMOMA and MoMA. Burdick studied graphic design at both Art Center College of Design and San Diego State University prior to receiving a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in graphic design at California Institute of the Arts.

Summer 2015 Research Interns

Xiangjun Shi Trofimov (Shixie)

Margo Dunlap

Zoe Padgett

Summer 2011 Research Interns

Brooklyn Brown: Prior to entering the Graduate Media Design Program, I earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design, and then worked as a freelance graphic designer for 3 years. I have experience working in a studio environment for branding agencies as well as independently for clients ranging from from non-profit organizations to entertainment agencies and luxury hotel brands.

Matt Manos: Matthew Manos is interested in the intersection of business, design, and authorship. Prior to entering Art Center, Matthew studied in UCLA’s Design Media Arts program and founded a verynice design studio, an internationally operating design practice that has provided pro-bono design work to over 100 organizations in six continents.

Bora Shin: Bora Shin earned her BFA degree in Graphic Design and concentration degree in Environmental Design from Maryland Institute College of Art. Her past and current experiences include work in print, web, publication and exhibition design for art and culture institution, educational establishments and non-profit organizations. She is currently pursuing her MFA degree in Media Design at Art Center College of Design.

Jayne Vidheecharoen: My name is Jayne Vidheecharoen (pronounced “we-teach-ya-learn”) and I like to make a variety of things. I design, animate, illustrate, write, build, and tinker. I grew up in St. Louis, lived in Seattle, and I’m currently located in the Los Angeles area working towards an MFA in the Media Design Program at Art Center.