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Tim Girvin

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Born 1953, Seattle, Washington. BA., Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. Additional studies: New College, Sarasota, Florida; Cooper Union College of Arts and Sciences; Imperial College, London. 1970's - Researched the history of and cultural influences affecting type design, fine printing, calligraphy, architecture and book design. 1976-77 - Traveled to meet and study with prominent designers in New York, Great Britain, Europe and the Soviet Union. Received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; presented a paper on contemporaary American design at a conference in the Soviet Union. 1977 - Established the firm of Tim Girvin Design, Inc. 1990's--Tim Girvin Design grew to over 70 members in Seattle and Los Angeles. The firm's work has appeared in publications including Adweek, Brandweek, Communication Arts, Creativity, Graphic Design USA, Graphis, etc. Japanese publications include: Designer's Workshop, The Hokkaido Graphic Design, Sendenkaigi, etc. Memberships in professional organizations include: AIGA/USA, American Marketing Association, American Center for Design, the Association of Professional Design Firms,, the Industrial Design Society of America and others.

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