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Symbolism in Design

Art Institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)



Maggie Macnab has been an identity designer and strategic visual communicator for over 25 years. Her work has been published in national and international design industry publications and hardback books on design-as well as taken international honors-for nearly that same amount of time. She has taught logo design and symbolism as visual literacy for nearly 15 years at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM, USA), and is past president of the Communication Artists of New Mexico. Maggie gives workshops on using symbolism in design, and consults with clients on developing strategic and creative identities to most effectively express their brand.

Maggie will be speaking in the Gallery here at The Art Institute of Portland beginning at 7 PM on Thursday, February 12th. If you wish to attend this special event, please RSVP to Allena Baker at [email protected] (limited seating available).

Her new book, Decoding Design: Understanding and Using Symbols in Visual Communication, was released worldwide in February 2008 and has received 5-star reviews nationally and internationally. It is a winner for Best Reference from the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards and Book of the Year from DT&G Magazine.