Farida Foda | Student
Farida Foda is an Egyptian designer living in Dubai and studying at the American University of Sharjah. She is interested in the way system failures represent themselves digitally and utilizing that error as a design tool.
Ayaha Kato & Chisaki Yuki | Students
Ayaha Kato was born in Kyoto; Chisaki Yuki was born in Osaka. They are both studying design at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto and participated with their class in 2020.
Maurice Meilleur | Professor
Maurice Meilleur is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University in Boone. He participated the project in fall 2016 with the class “Sign/Symbol/Image”—a course on design semiotics.
Marion Fink | Professor
Marion Fink is Professor of Visual Communication at the Academy of Art and Design Basel (HGK Basel). She participated the project in fall 2017 with the class “Information Design”.
Andrea Sara Gallo | Student
Andrea Sara Gallo is a visual communicator based in Lugano, Switzerland, whose innovative design projects reflect her curiosity about the world around her. She participated in the project in fall 2018 with her winning 45 visuals entitled Shaping Language, submitted while she was a student at the Academy of Art and Design Basel (HGK Basel).
Ghida Nadar | Student
Ghida Nadar is a graphic designer studying at the Lebanese American University. She participated in the project in fall 2018 with her winning 45 visuals, 3al Lebnene. Ghida is minoring in animation, and her artwork was recently featured in Selections magazine.
Alisa Strub | Student
Alisa Strub is a highly motivated Swiss graphic designer from St. Gallen. She participated in the project in fall 2018 with her winning 45 visuals entitled Space Junk, submitted while a student at the Academy of Art and Design Basel (HGK Basel).
Nico Liebig | Student
Tenth-grader Nico Liebig did not think of himself as an artist last fall, when his computer science teacher told him about the open call 18/19. With his inquisitive mind and spirit of fun, the German high school student decided to explore smartphones and their uses, and wound up creating, along with classmate Vivien Jirschik, the winning 45 visuals that comprise Mobile Unlock.
Phaistos Talks are conversations with participants of the project — teachers and students — to give more visibility to our global community, learn from each other’s experiences and facilitate future collaborations. We discuss what it means to be a designer today and what the future might bring to our discipline. This is a growing platform/archive—please send us an email if you’d like to join the conversation.