hunter wimmer


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Hunter Wimmer is the Associate Director of the Graphic Design program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has nearly two decades of experience in translating strategic business objectives into innovative, relevant visual solutions. As Design Director for IDEO, he broadened his scope by bringing a unique perspective on user-centered research and multi-disciplinary collaboration into the overall design process. Through his work with Gap Inc. and as Design Director of Banana Republic’s Marketing team, he discovered new insights into branding and consumer messaging which he is able to leverage in both his work and in his teaching. Prior to joining Academy of Art University in 2005, Hunter spent several years anchoring the Graphic Design program at the University of California Berkeley Extension. His work has been featured in numerous books and publications such as Print, How, Critique and Wallpaper magazines. He holds a degree in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Hunter can be found blogging at

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  • Room557 - Room557 is a collection of writings by Anitra Nottingham and Hunter Wimmer about design and design education in the age of Uggs, LOLcats and Bratz dolls. All content is copyright the authors.
  • RedneckModern - Redneckmodern is a design/build service in the SFBay area. We specialize in period-appropriate updates, renovations and restorations for mid-century-modern homes.