Andrew Weed

Clinical Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Clinical Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Biography

Born in 1965 on the Island of Manhattan, Andrew Weed moved with his family to the Sonoran desert at the age of five. The formal silence of the desert was as critical to his early development as it is today. 

In 1988, upon receiptof his bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Arizona State University, Weed traveled to Amsterdam where he interned at BRS Premsela Vonk, a multi-disciplinary design studio now called Eden. His active drawing for the wings of a griffin symbol continue to identify the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam today.

Drawing is his first language. Along with areas of study like color and typography, the language further developed from 1990-93 at the Basel School of Design/Switzerland. These slow developments over time have lead to a fascination for describing complex ideas with simple forms and materials. This fascination is visible in every aspect of his life from his practice to his research to his work with students. 

From 1995-99, he practiced graphic design in Seattle with clients such as the Center on Contemporary Art, On the Boards, and Photodisc. Since 1999, his award-winning practice has continued in the Sonoran desert. His work has been exhibited in Europe, Mexico and the United States.

He has lectured nationally and internationally on his research in signs at the invitation of organizations such as Microsoft and the European Academy of Design, Barcelona. The research has also been published by Journals such as Design Issues, Cambridge and Eye, London.

Weed has been inspiring students from The Design School at Arizona State University to be specific, use nothing, and look since 1999. During this time he has also given many workshops across North America and beyond. In 2012, his students’ color work from Centro Design School, Mexico City was awarded the Premio Quórum Grand Prize.

Education

  • M.F.A. Graphic Design, Basel School of Design/Switzerland 1993
  • B.F.A. Graphic Design, Arizona State University 1988

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 221 Letterform
GRA 222 Visual Communication I
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 122 Principles Graphic Design II
GRA 224 Visual Communication II
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 221 Letterform
GRA 222 Visual Communication I
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 122 Principles Graphic Design II
GRA 224 Visual Communication II
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 221 Letterform
GRA 222 Visual Communication I
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 122 Principles Graphic Design II
GRA 224 Visual Communication II
GRA 622 Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GRA 221 Letterform
GRA 222 Visual Communication I
GRA 294 Special Topics
INT 621 Adv Interior Arch Studio III
GRA 621 Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
ADE 621 Adv Architectural Studio III
LDE 690 Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GRA 122 Principles Graphic Design II
GRA 224 Visual Communication II
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GRA 221 Letterform
GRA 222 Visual Communication I
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GRA 122 Principles Graphic Design II
GRA 223 Typography
GRA 224 Visual Communication II

Expertise Areas