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Katie Parker-Obrecht

Atlanta, GA, United States

Asst. Chair of Graphic Design and Photographic Imaging

Member since April 18, 2008

I love design. I live and breathe it every day and I hope my passion fuels my students with the same sort of appreciation that I have for my own work. I know, though, the impact design and advertising has on our global community and during graduate school I dedicated myself to producing only sustainable design for the greater good.

It is that spirit and with that goal that I have become an active member of the educational community and why I have developed GD391: Social Awareness for Graphic Design. I am also in the process of writing a book about the social impact of graphic design and advertising.

Professionally, I'm a BFA graduate in graphic design from Auburn, an MFA graduate from SCAD, the assistant chair of graphic design and photographic imaging at The Art Institute of Atlanta, and a gun for hire at o • interactive.

Socially aware clients of mine include Birkenstock, the Addy Awards, and The GAiA Initiative.

My accolades include being named a Who's Who Amongst American Business Women honoree, a United Way service award winner, an Addy Award winner and participant, an AIGA award winner, and a winner and participant in various applied art exhibitions. I have also been published in many media outlets like Adbusters and Visual Resistance. Most recently I've been invited to do a hands-on workshop entitled SAVVY: Web Design for Print Designers at this year's Social Studies Design Conference sponsored by AIGA.

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Save the Manatees; Sponsor, Visual Resistance; Contributor,; Subscriber, GAiA; Committee Chair, AIGA; Active Member

Design is simple. That's why it's so complicated. - Paul Rand

Contact Katie Parker-Obrecht
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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design