Geoffry Fried


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Geoff Fried is a Professor of Design whose academic focus and expertise include typography, design methods and strategies, and the language of design. Geoff was the Chair of the Design department from 1994 to 2007. He has also taught at Boston University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Northeastern University. Geoff earned his MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University (1982) and his BA in English from Carnegie-Mellon (1973).


"New Contexts/New Practices," coauthor (panelist) at AIGA National Design Education Conference; North Carolina State University, Raleigh (2010)

Chasing Infinity,” presentation to the International Association of Societies of Design Research; Seoul, Korea (2009)

“Craft to Concept: Thoughts on the Scholarship of Teaching,” keynote presentation at Intent/Content, an AIGA National Design Education Conference; Nashville, TN (2007)

“What About the ‘Design’ in ‘Graphic Design?’ A Cognitive Evolutionary Approach,” presentation at Schools of Thought 3, an AIGA National Design Education Conference, Pasadena (2007)