Diane Solvang-Angell is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Seattle. She has worked for many years as a freelance designer and illustrator, as an instruction of graphic design, and as a marketing communications manager with a Fortune 500 company.
Solvang-Angell was an art student in Seattle when she first encountered Fed Griffin, an artist, art teacher, and a practical philosopher who was conducting experiments into the application of logic to graphic design, with particular reference to the need of commercial designers to turn out projects on demand . . . whether or not their muse happened to be active that day.
For those who know a little about design and those who know a lot about it. Learning First in Black and White is a great introduction or easy review. It takes you through The Design Code, a unique system for idea-generation that approaches art from a logical viewpoint.
Putting It All Together (First Edition) reviews The Design Code Process ®, an idea-generating system developed by northwest artist and educator, Fred Griffin. Griffin’s approach makes it possible for professional graphic designers and illustrators – as well as students and lay artists – to turn out fresh ideas and great designs on deadline.