Louise Sandhaus is the former Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts and currently full-time faculty. Her design office, LSD (Louise Sandhaus Design), includes a mix of designing, curating, writing, and producing events. The studio’s projects ranging from the experimental to the practical and from small to extensive for print, screen, or exhibition/environmental. Clients include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Natural History Museum and Los Angeles World Airports among many others.

Louise is known for her writing about design education and the conferences she’s organized including AIGA Design Educator Conferences, Schools of Thoughts I, II, and III. Her work, writing, and writing about her work have appeared in numerous publications including The Women of Design, Information Design Handbook, as well as Eye I.D., and Metropolis magazines. Her work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. She recently co-curated the Graphic Design section of the California Design Biennial 2010, Action/Reaction.

Louise currently serves on the AIGA national board, on AIGA LA Advisory Board, and she is Chair, AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee.




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