Bonnie Siegler / Eight and a Half
Bonnie Siegler is an award-winning designer and has run her own studio for 20 years. She is the founder of Eight and a Half, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. Eight and a Half works with clients in all media and on all kinds of projects including brand identity systems, online experiences, information design, motion graphics, publication design, book design, advertising, package design and more. Clients include Saturday Night Live, HBO, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Brooklyn Public Library, The Criterion Collection, and Random House. Before Eight and a Half, Bonnie was co-founder of the design studio Number 17 (the name makes sense now, doesn’t it?).
Bonnie served as the chairman of the 2013 AIGA national design conference, having previously co-created and chaired AIGA Design for Film and Television conferences in 1999 and 2001. Bonnie was recently voted one of the 50 most influential designers working today by Graphic Design USA and her studio’s work is in the permanent design archives of AIGA, where she has also served on the national board and as treasurer of the New York chapter. Her work has been recognized by the Art Directors’ Club, Type Directors’ Club, the Society of Publication Design, the Webby Awards, and the Broadcast Design Association. Bonnie is the 2014 Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts at the University of Hartford and has taught for many years in the Masters programs at both Yale University and the School of Visual Arts. Before starting her first company in 1993, she worked at MTV Networks and before that, studied graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University.