In the field of Graphic Design, Geoff McFetridge won public acclaim when he was still a student, winning awards from the Art Directors Club and I.D. magazine for his student work. From 1996 to 1998, he went on to art direct the seminal underground magazine Grand Royal for the Beastie Boys. At that time he founded the design studio Champion Graphics with which he has serviced numerous international clients and won countless awards for design and animation.

He later began to show his work in galleries, was a part of the Beautiful Losers exhibition that toured the world, and has made solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris, London, Seattle, Milan and the Netherlands.

In 2005 he co-founded the skateboard company Solitary Arts, and in 2006 launched a wallpaper and fabric company called Pottok Prints. He continues to work as a commercial designer, recently creating the graphics for the film Where the Wild Things Are.

ARTIST: Geoff McFetridge
DATE: December 2, 2010
LOCATION: Hokin Auditorium, 623 South Wabash Ave.
Columbia College Chicago

Camera: Dawn Hasse + Danielle Paz
edit by:m.yu
©2010 Columbia College Chicago

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