Phil Cleaver, the guest professor of the Department of Visual Communication Design at İzmir University of Economics last week, is a world-renowned graphic designer who has designed the VISA logo that almost everyone carries in their pockets. Cleaver began his career as a graphic designer with Alan Fletcher and Anthony Froshaug. He worked in Pentagram in New York, TD in Holland and Wolff Olins in London for many years and established Et Al Design consulting firm in London in 1992. Phil Cleaver, who is also a member of the Monotype Museum and the Royal Art Society, also teaches art and design at Middlesex University. The work of the designer who has worked with many famous brands and designed many books is also included in the permanent collection of Victoria & Albert Museum.
Phil Cleaver, and (with) the students, conducted a workshop on "Play with Your Food" for a week, led them through the process of transforming the conceptual designs, illustrations and typography of the students into a whole cookbook design. Cleaver also gave a public seminar at the K2 Contemporary Art Center - Austro Turkish Tobacco Warehouse. Phil Cleaver gave important information on how he managed the design process while showing examples from his worldwide designs.
While Visual Communication Design students participated in the workshop study and developed their portfolios, they found the opportunity to show their design projects to Phil Cleaver and get feedbacks from a world famous designer
For more information on Professor Phil Cleaver: http://philcleaver.com/