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DATE: November 28, 2012 4:35:23 PM PST
Graphic Designer Eric Heiman to Speak at WWU Dec. 3

Contact: Kent Smith, Western Washington University professor of Design, (360) 650-3423, Kent.Smith@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University’s Department of Design will present a talk with graphic designer Eric Heiman at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec.3, in Fraser Hall room 4.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Heiman received bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the California College of the Arts and bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.  He is principal and co-founder of Volume Inc., a San Francisco-based firm which focuses on engaging people through its designed environments, books, films, print collateral, and web-based media.  Volume has worked in a variety of industries and with a diverse range of clients including The California Academy of Sciences, ReadyMade magazine, Adobe, Sony, McSweeney's, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mohawk Fine Papers, Chronicle Books, Heath Ceramics, The American Institute of Architects, and Microsoft.

Volume’s work has been exhibited, honored, and published throughout the world.  They have been featured by prominent organizations such as the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design, Denver Museum of Art, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print Magazine, the Western Art Director’s Club, the German Design Council and the California Design Biennials.

In addition to Heiman’s talk about Volume, the firm’s work will be displayed as part of the “Masters of Design” exhibition hosted by the Western Gallery from April 10 - May 18, 2013.  For additional exhibition information, visit westerngallery.wwu.edu.  

For more information please contact the WWU Department of Design at (360) 650-3660.

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