Brian Hock visited his alma mater Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to share designerID.com and a bit of his design background with faculty and students. The day consisted of an informal meeting with faculty, a tour of the new school of art building, providing input for a typography and Interactive class and then the presentation at 5:00 pm. It was a great turnout given the temperature was about 5 degrees with a wind chill of about minus 10 degrees (and it was a Friday on a college campus). Between 150-200 people attended the presentation.
“The Division of Graphic Design at BGSU (BGSUGD) is most proud to have Brian as an alum of its BFA in Graphic Design degree program. As inaugural speaker for what is now our annual BGSUGD Alumni Lecture Series, Brian returned to his alma mater without hesitation. He was exceedingly generous with his time, resources, and sharing of wisdom and advice with our student majors and the design community at large. His long-standing professional and personal accomplishments, dedicated volunteerism, entrepreneurial drive, and focused commitment to the design community and academia serve as testaments to his passion for design and creative thinking, and the power of it all to affect positive change. Brian never ceases to surprise us with “what’s next” in his life’s journey. Suffice it to say, the faculty and nearly 150 BGSUGD majors look forward to all that the future may hold for this successful, smart, talented, quite fit (triathlete!) and always positive-spirit “idea guy.” – Matt Davis, Chair of Design (BGSU)
Thanks to all of those involved with the visit including Bowling Green State University, The School of Art, The BG Graphic Design Club, Jenn Stucker (Typography Class), Amy Fidler & Lori Young (Interactive Classes), Ryan Gallagher (Alumni Affairs) and of course Matt Davis, Chair of the Graphic Design Program, for spending the day with me and coordinating the visit.