Speaker Jenn and Ken Visocky O’Grady

(US)

Authors, Designers, and Educators

Jenn  and Ken Visocky O’Grady are authors, designers, and educators whose work has been featured in numerous books and creative industry publications. Jenn is a professor at Cleveland State University, a public research university where for more
than two decades she has dedicated herself to providing access and opportunity to a diverse group of aspiring creatives. She has also served on the national board of directors for AIGA, and was recently recognized as an AIGA Fellow. Ken is a professor and coordinator of the graduate program at the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. His coursework focuses on design thinking and research-driven design practices. He has served on the AIGA Design Educators Community
(DEC) steering committee. The couple have co-authored internationally distributed books: Design Currency, The Information Design Handbook, and A Designer’s Research Manual (now in a second updated and expanded edition), that strive to make academic concepts approachable while celebrating the power, impact, and potential of good design. They also present workshops and lectures at creative industry events, and are committed to promoting the value of design to external audiences.