Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture: Rob Giampietro

March 2, 2020
5:30p Reception; 6p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Rob Giampietro, director of design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, will deliver the annual Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Lecture, titled Designing a New MoMA, as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series.

At MoMA, Giampietro leads a team of over 20 individuals to produce work that activates spaces, amplifies ideas, develops strategy, refines experiences, serves artists, produces tools, and facilitates learning across all media.

From 2015–18 he was creative lead at Google in New York, managing projects that included four SPAN Design & Technology Conferences; the launch and relaunch of the Google Design website; an overhaul of the Google Fonts directory, including new typeface commissions; a brand-focused expansion of the Material Design system; a visual update for Google's do-it-yourself AI kits in Target stores; and contributions to the People + AI Research efforts at Google.

Giampietro is senior critic at RISD's MFA Graphic Design program, and has been executive board member and vice president of AIGA/NY. From 2010–15, he was principal at Project Projects, whose work was recognized with the National Design Award in Communication Design in 2015. He received a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellowship and the 2014–15 Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.