Expand 24 January 2018
Expand: Paul Sahre, Why Be a Designer? – Sold Out
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

AIGA San Francisco

130 Sutter Street

San Francisco

Event is over
6:30 pm
Doors Open
7:00 pm
Talk Begins
7:45 pm
Q & A & Book Signing
9:00 pm
Event Ends // Doors Close

Why Be A Designer?

Having just finished writing a design memoir (Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir, published by Abrams Press, September 2017) Paul is ready to share some of what he has learned during his first 52 years on planet earth (30 as a graphic designer). Paul will use examples of his own work for wildly imaginative clients: directors, writers, musicians, and artists (as well as a series of seemingly unrelated life experiences) to arrive at an (un)expected conclusion—that ultimately, the designer’s life is one of survival. A process of questioning, inventing, failing, dreaming, and ultimately making.


After the event you are invited to join Paul for a reception and book signing of Two-Dimensional Man: A Graphic Memoir. Books will be available for purchase at the event.


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Paul Sahre
Paul Sahre is a graphic designer who has operated his own independent practice since 1997. He is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times, authored books, redesigned two of Canada’s largest magazines, built and destroyed a life-sized monster truck hearse for the band They Might Be Giants and appeared in a 90’s Winona Rider film. Paul received his BFA and MFA from Kent State University and has taught graphic design at the School of Visual Arts for the past 13 years. He lectures extensively all over the world and is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.