Kristen Spilman

Event Date: Dec 03, 2015
Posted: August 11, 2016

Our MFA in Experience Design is has partnered with IxDA to bring in Kristen Spilman, Design Lead at Dropbox and formerly at Pentagram.

She’ll be speaking the evening of Thursday, December 3 in Cincinnati, the event is free, and all are welcome.

More information and registration is at:

Presentation Description

Regardless of format, a project’s success hinges on a strong idea and good storytelling. Join us as Kristen Spilman shares her experience as a designer who works across all mediums to tell stories with design. Kristen will show some of her work from Pentagram that includes traditional experience design projects. She will also share her current branding work as Design Director at Dropbox. Hear how the themes of idea, structure, content, and audience are woven through Kristen’s work and their importance for any design project from publications to designing for a digital home.

Kristen Spilman

Kristen Spilman is a Design Director at Dropbox where she leads a multi-disciplinary team of creatives who focus on defining the essence and voice of the Dropbox brand. The team drives design development for in-product brand and external communications, in addition to setting creative direction for major marketing campaigns. Before joining Dropbox, Kristen was a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where she taught advanced design and typography courses at the undergraduate level. Prior to MICA, she was a Design Partner at Pentagram where she worked with Abbott Miller on numerous design projects ranging from corporate identity, editorial, exhibitions, to web and mobile design for a range of cultural institutions. Her work has been featured in numerous design publications and exhibitions and has received awards from the Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, AIGA 50 Books, Society of Publication Designers, Print Regional Design Annual, and I.D. Annual Design Review. Kristen received her BFA in Graphic Design from Boston University in 2001, and her MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2005.

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