John Bielenberg, whose fascinating journey as a designer, entrepreneur and imaginative advocate for a better world now includes a prestigious design-industry award, will share his insight into creative problem solving during a three-day Visiting Artist Program role at SUNY Fredonia starting Thursday, May 2.
Bielenberg’s visit through the SUNY Fredonia Visiting Artist Program comes just weeks after he received a 2013 AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Medal in New York City. Bielenberg has been hailed as one of the most influential graphic designers of the last decade. A key factor driving much of the positive change that occurred was Project M, a program and a movement Bielenberg launched 10 years ago to expand and promote the idea that young people could make a meaningful and lasting impact in the world through collaborative, creative and immersive experiences.
In addition to his talk, Bielenberg will also work with Design students
and community members on a two-day “Future Blitz” workshop that offers a
quick introduction on the process of utilizing the idea of “thinking
wrong.” The workshop, limited to 20 participants, will be held on May 3
and 4. The fee to join the workshop is $20 for students, $40 for