design t(h)inker

Laurie Haycock Makela (b. 1956, Los Angeles) has been a recognized voice of experimental graphic and trans-disciplinary design practice and education for over thirty years in the United States and Europe. She has taught at prestigious institutions in Sweden, Germany, and Los Angeles. She was designer-in-residence and co-chair of the department of 2-D design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1996 to 2001 with the late P. Scott Makela. Their studio, Words + Pictures for Business + Culture, produced print and new media for clients such as Nike, MTV and Warner Bros. They were awarded the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) medal, the profession’s highest honor, in 2000. Recently, she became the first designer-in-residence at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design. Her most recent book and exhibition project speechless: different by design for the Dallas Art Museum was “the project of a lifetime” as described by Makela when she was featured on Debbie Millman’s podcast Design Matters.

contact: lauriehaycock@gmail.com