Queering Design
A goal of queer theory is to critique binary structures, imagining alternative ways of establishing identity.

speakers: 
John Hanawalt
Jon Key
Nicole Killian

moderator:
Brockett Horne
Tues, Oct 13
1:15pm EDT


John Hanawalt
is a Principal Product Designer at Stitch Fix and co-founder of Queer Design Club. When he is not designing (or writing, speaking, or teaching about designing), John is a proud dog dad to a rescue English bulldog-pug mix.

Nicole Killian uses graphic design to investigate how the structures of messaging and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity. Nicole has exhibited widely including in Richmond, Detroit, London, and Hangzhou. They are currently co-director of the Design, Visual Communications MFA and Assistant Professor in the Department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. nico fontana is their publishing initiative, concerned with a queering of language, objects, bodies and spaces. Their studio is based in Richmond Virginia.

Jon Key is an artist, designer, and writer originally from Seale, Alabama. Aside from founding MorcosKey studio in New York, Jon is also a Co-Founder and Design Director at Codify Art, a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to creating and supporting work by artists of color, particularly women, queer, and trans artists. Jon was selected for Forbes 30 under 30 Art and Style list for 2020.