UK Graphic Designer, Alex Williamson, is coming to Fort Smith, Arkansas. Alex has created work for The Wall Street Journal, World Health Organization, Time Magazine, The Economist, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Fortune, and more. This event offers AIGA Northwest Arkansas exclusive access to Alex in Fort Smith this May. Alex will present his work and speak about editorial design in a post-truth society.
Attendees are granted exclusive access to drinks at the event, face time with Alex after his presentation, and a private gallery showing of his work on the UAFS Campus at Windgate Art & Design.
About Alex Williamson:
Alex Williamson is a commercial illustrator, graphic artist and academic based in Bath in the Southwest of the UK. As an image-maker Alex creates bold graphic artwork using collage and print techniques, working across digital and analog to generate narrative ideas that explore intersections between graphic form, drawing and the photographic image. His creative process starts with collage, exploring dissonances between images, forms, textures, mark making and color and exploits the visual ideas these juxtapositions generate.
Date: May 4
Time: 6–8 PM
Location: Bastion Gallery Downtown Fort Smith
914 Garrison, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Alex’s work will be on display before and after the event in the main gallery on the UAFS Campus at Windgate Art & Design, open from 4–11 PM. Windgate Art & Design is located at 5210 Kinkead Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903
This event is made possible by our sponsors; UAFS Art & Design, Bastion Gallery, and UAFS Chancellor’s Coalition for the Visual Arts
In alignment with AIGA NWA’s mission to build an inclusive, design-driven Northwest Arkansas, this presentation by Alex Williamson aims to give designers in our region a chance to see how editorial designers deal with culture, bias, and truth.