“I have started to understand more and more that creative practice is not about knowing what you are doing — it’s about confidently not knowing what you are doing.”
A designer’s work can often seem subjective and the process intimidating, especially when the outcomes are unpredictable. Over the years as a designer, artist and educator, Mitch Goldstein has learned a lot about the creative process and how to navigate the ambiguities of it all. Join us to learn more about his process and work with his new talk, Unknowing.
“A large part of our work is about leaning into uncertainty, rather than running away from it. Some work we do as designers has very clear goals, parameters, and desired outcomes, however, I find that the work which emerges unpredictably out of process is where I like to be in my practice. Inside my creative practice, there is something delightful, fascinating, and fun about being pretty sure something is going to happen — but not knowing what it is until it does.”
This event will be held at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, in Lecture Hall N204.
$10 for non-members
FREE for AIGA members
FREE for student AIGA members
FREE for students (please bring your student ID)
About the speaker
Mitch Goldstein is a designer, artist, and educator based in Rochester, NY. He is an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the School of Design. He has also taught at several other institutions, including Virginia Commonwealth University and Maryland Institute College of Art. He received his MFA in Design/Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, and his BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. He collaborates with his wife Anne Jordan on select client projects.
Over the years, he has been a huge advocate for challenging design rules and finding your own voice as a designer. His popular Dear Design Student tweets have been liked and retweeted countless times, his advice and guidance resonating with hundreds of designers. He also wrote A Design Education Manifesto, which includes his thoughts on getting the most out of your design education, and beyond as a creative professional.
Check out his work on his website and Instagram, and revel in his font jokes over at Twitter.
There are many parking options around the area, including parking garages and street parking. Check out the parking guide provided by the Art Academy of Cincinnati here.