Dan Michaelson, a founding partner, creative director, and technical lead at Linked by Air, will deliver the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture, titled You Are Here, as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series.
Linked by Air is an internationally renowned graphic design studio specializing in the creation of design systems and technological platforms that grow with institutions. The studio works with major cultural and educational organizations, charities, artists, architects, and corporations. It frequently stewards its clients' flagship websites and apps, and leads the development of organization-wide digital strategies. The studio sometimes describes its expertise as the "production of public space," whether in the world or online. Its interest is in creating systems that work for all their constituents, and that show their health by evolving successfully over time.
Prior to founding Linked by Air, Michaelson was a designer at 2x4 and a designer at Pentagram. He holds an MFA degree in graphic design from Yale University, and a degree in American history from Columbia University. Michaelson teaches the interaction design and thesis studio courses in Yale's graduate graphic design department.