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Kerry Grady Gives Lecture at Bradley University as Part of Visual Voices Program

On Thursday, April 20, 2023, our founder Kerry Grady gave a talk at the Horowitz Auditorium at Bradley University in Peoria, IL, as part of the college’s Visual Voices Lecture Series. The talk focused on the many highlights of Kerry’s forty-year journey in the field of graphic design, including the publication of his book, “From Pencil to Mouse: Forty Years of Graphic Design.”

Kerry was introduced to a lively audience of Bradley University’s students by Professor Gary Will, Chairperson of the Department of Art and Design, before being interviewed by Jae Chae, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.

“Kerry’s valuable insights and impressive design instinct were both captivating and informative,” said Professor Chae. “Any aspiring student who is eager to make a difference in the world would greatly benefit from his perspectives.”

Watch Kerry’s full lecture at Bradley University below:

About Kerry Grady

Kerry Grady is an American entrepreneur, designer, educator, author, and humanitarian. He is best known as the founding principal of Grady Campbell, a leading strategic brand agency established in 1989 that plans, designs and produces customized, multi-dimensional solutions for a wide range of clientele. As the firm’s owner, brand strategist and design director, Kerry sets the tone for the creative and strategic work that Grady Campbell produces for its clients, always emphasizing the firm’s commitment to helping them build their culture, their business, and their brand value. Kerry’s talent and acumen is a unique blend of a strong design aesthetic and a deep understanding of business strategy. Kerry’s expertise includes strategic planning, design, visual identity, brand development, advertising, print communications, web and digital media, packaging, sign systems, and film.

About the Visual Voices Lecture Series

Each year, Bradley University’s Art Department hosts the Visual Voices Lecture Series, bringing distinguished artists, designers, and critics to campus. All lectures are free and open to the public. The Visual Voices Lecture Series forms a vital link that connects the Bradley community with regional, national and global perspectives on art. The visiting speakers inspire Fine Art students by sharing their own creative research and other experience that is relevant to building a career in the field.

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