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Alumnus Presents on US Elections Design At Design Week SAC

Alumnus Adam Flint Taylor (MFA 2019) will lecture on “US Elections Design: A Primer And A Manifesto” as part of Design Week Sacramento on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. (PDT).

Taylor’s lecture will cover a quick history of voting design in the United States from the beginning—through the 2000 election—to today. It will include a variety of research into this topic conducted in the Department of Design at UC Davis between 2017-19 and will conclude with a voting design manifesto for the 21st century.

Taylor, a freelance artist, designer, and graphic design educator, has worked as a designer for galleries, museums, theaters, universities, and other civic organizations. He has participated in creative and community-centric projects throughout the United States and in Europe. He has recently collaborated with nonprofits like the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and FairVote.

His MFA thesis, “Local Actions, National Outcomes: How Piecemeal Election Design Has Led US Voting Into Chaos,” won the UC Davis’ inaugural Savageau Award, given to “recognize and celebrate creative and original contributions to the discipline of design.” His current research is focused on understanding the inconsistencies with US state law texts and visualizing these findings through writing and graphic, exhibition, and experimental design practices.

Taylor is assistant professor of graphic design at Southern Utah University.

This event is part of Design Week Sacramento 2020, covering the theme of Design & Politics. All donations will fund Design Sacramento’s newest initiatives, Youth & Emerging Designers and Improving Our Workforce. Both initiatives are aimed at fostering a more inclusive design community and providing support to area designers impacted by COVID-19.

For details for all events, please visit Design Sacramento.

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