Assistant Professor John Gialanella of the Design Department recently participated as a keynote speaker at AIGA Phoenix’s Method+Madness Conference. Along with fellow team members Jen Duran and Eric Torres, Gialanella and the team spoke to conference attendees about their grant-funded AIGA Innovate project. The project attempts to reach underserved middle and high school students and encourage them to become designers and creative professionals. They discussed the process for writing and securing the grant, developing the game concept, play-testing, and what they hope to accomplish with the project. On the second day of the conference, they participated in a breakout session where they were able to share the game with attendees and allow them to play.
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Gialanella is in his first year at Western Washington University. He joined the Design faculty after serving as an Instructor and Lecturer at Northern Arizona University. Gialanella holds a MFA in Visual Communication from the University of Arizona and a BFA in Graphic Design from Siena Heights University in Michigan.