At the AIGA Design Educators Conference at Head, Heart, Hand, Bernard Canniffe led a workshop entitled “Design Like You Mean It.” This workshop focused on how to effectively engage communities in meaningful and relevant work. Participants went through a series of creative exercises that fostered conversation and collaboration. This was an ideal workshop for educators and designers looking to develop courses or projects in—and with—communities.
Materials from the workshop: aiga_workshop_handout
Bernard J. Canniffe
Department head of advertising design; department head of graphic design; interim program coordinator of the business of art and design at Ringling College of Art and Design
Bernard cofounded PIECE STUDIO, a collaborative, multidisciplinary social design studio, in 2008. He is the recipient of Graphis’ Inspiring Designers for the New Millennium Award, 2000, the Baltimore Step 10 Most Influential Designers Award and The Joseph Binder Award, 2010. Bernard’s work has been published in Graphis, HOW, STEP, Metropolis, GOOD and PRINT, among others. He has made presentations on design for the common good all over the world. Originally from South Wales, he has lived in the United States since 1991. He holds a B.A. in graphic design from Newport College of Art and Design, University of Wales, and an M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design.