AIGA Colorado posts video of Rick Griffith on mentorship

AIGA Colorado posted a video of Rick Griffith of Denver graphic design studio MATTER speaking about 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."

See the video here.

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