Rick Griffith On Mentorship

Rick Griffith is one of the most prominent names in Denver’s design community. Besides heading the renowned studio and type laboratory MATTER the past 16 years, he is the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City and County of Denver, and President Emeritus for Colorado’s AIGA chapter. He has also spent nearly two decades teaching his craft to various colleges and universities in the Denver area.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have several mentors,” Griffith narrates. “Many, perhaps, unaware of the influence they’ve had on me.” In the video he explores the idea of mentorship and its importance in the career of design, all the while demonstrating a print process using traditional techniques.

“In some ways, the mentee is just as important as the mentor.”

If you would like to learn more about the mentorship programs offered by AIGA Colorado, please visit our web page to read about all the opportunities available.

Thank you to Mike Slane at Studio Horchata for producing this wonderful video.

By AIGA Colorado
Published January 18, 2016
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