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Scott Thomas

January 11, 2011, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
ITW (1.350)
2133 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208

Designing Obama

Discover how visual imagery the 2008 Presidential campaign- from Barack Obama's website to the famed “O” logo- came to represent not only an individual but a moment in history.

Design Director of the Obama Presidential campaign, Scott Thomas, will share his insights into the political arena and discuss how design is becoming elemental not only to politics but to society as a whole.

4:00 Presentation
4:45 Book Signing

Scott Thomas, who goes by the moniker SimpleScott, lives by the idea that the simplest solution is the best one. Whether he's redesigning WhiteHouse.gov or singing emails operatically the motivation is always "less is more." In 2010 he self published Designing Obama, a chronicle on the role of art and design in the political realm. SimpleScott continues to work on creative projects that might just one day change the world.

Co-Sponsored by Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Segal Design Institute