Nigel Holmes studied at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years before coming to America in 1978 to work for Time Magazine. He became graphics director and stayed there for 16 years.
At Time, his pictorial explanations of complex subjects gained him many imitators and some academic enemies who thought he was trivializing information. But he still thinks that pictures and humor help readers understand abstract numbers and scientific concepts.
His business, Explanation Graphics, explains all sorts of things for clients like American Express, The Smithsonian Institution and United Healthcare, and for publications such as The Atlantic, National Geographic and the New York Times.
He has written six books on aspects of information design, including Wordless Diagrams and Nigel Holmes on Information Design. His first book for children, Pinhole and the Adventure to the Jungle, was published in 2010.
With his son Rowland, he makes short animated films. Clients have included the TED conference, Fortune Magazine conferences, National Geographic, and Good magazine.
He’s lectured all over the world, and sometimes includes a song about graphics in an effort to endear himself to audiences. (Everyone tells him to keep to his day job.)
C.S. Lee- January 27, 2011 Reception 6 p.m. Screening and Discussion 7 p.m. Inscape Theatre
Mr. Lee, who received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama, is perhaps best known for his ongoing role as Vince Masuka on the popular Showtime series Dexter, now in its 5th season. Mr. Lee has also had roles on the NBC TV series Chuck (as the recurring character Harry Tang), Monk, The Sopranos, and numerous other shows. His most recent feature film role was as Dr. Lester Caldwell in The Unborn (2009), which also starred Gary Oldman and Idris Elba (Stringer Bell in The Wire). Mr. Lee will lead a 2-day workshop, January 26-27, open to current Stevenson University students and will appear at a Q&A, open to the public, after a screening of highlights from his work.