Jan Wilker karlssonwilker New York USA – I Used to Be a Design Student

NEW YORK, USA

Jan Wilker (karlssonwilker)

PROFESSIONAL YEARS

10

A VALUABLE QUALITY FOR A DESIGN STUDENT + A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Curiosity and openness + Staying open and curious

FAVOURITE FOOD NOW

Anything but from the students’ cafeteria

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION NOW

My health

YEAR OF PROJECT

2006

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT BRIEF

Catalogue design for the Guggenheim’s biannual Hugo Boss Art Prize

CLIENT

The Guggenheim Foundation

TECHNOLOGY

Illustrator/InDesign

TIME SPENT

3 months, on and off

TYPEFACE

Akzidenz Grotesk

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?

This is still one of my favourite projects, due to the complete lack of intellectual construct in its creation.

OUTCOMES

See opposite page (then), only stronger.

FEEDBACK

Positive throughout.

DO YOU TEACH?

I teach at Parsons School of Design in New York (USA),  a class about ‘process’, and I frequently hold workshops, also on ‘process’.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TEACH DESIGN?

Yes, but I can’t offer any proof yet.