Jason Bacher is a designer, art director, entrepreneur, and southpaw living and working in New York City. He currently divides his time between his role as 1/2 of gfda.co and a small decentralized design studio he co-founded in 2010 with Brian Buirge.

Since the establishment of his studio, Jason has worked on a variety of multidisciplinary design projects for clients large and small. His work as a designer has has been published and awarded by several major design publications.

Jason received both his BFA and MFA from Kent State University and has taught a variety of courses at the School of Visual Communication Design. He continues to teach and lecture extensively as a graphic designer and entrepreneur.

If you’re interested in discussing a project, a collaboration or just want to say hello, get in touch.

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Speaking Engagements, Interviews, and Workshops:

May 2015 Lecture at Hyperakt - Lunch Talk
Brooklyn, NY
May 2015 Webinar at Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
Nov 2014 Webinar at The University of Oklahoma GDA (Graphic Design Association)
Norman, OK
Lecture at World Usability Day Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, OH
Oct 2014 Lecture at Hike Conference
Chicago, IL
Lecture at UHeart Digital Media Conference for University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
Sept 2014 Guest Host of the TrepsUnite Podcast Episode #20
Stow, OH
May 2014 Lead Lunch with a Leader Series for AIGA Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Interview on the TrepsUnite Podcast Episode #2
Stow, OH
April 2014 Webinar at High Point University: School of Art & Design
High Point, NC
Mar 2014 Lecture at Cleveland AIGA
Cleveland, OH
Feb 2014 Co-Host of What If: The Conference - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Lecture and Workshop at Lamar University College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Dishman Art Museum
Beaumont, TX
Jan 2014 Pecha Kucha lecture at, Kent State University: College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent, OH
Lecture at UX Akron MeetUp
Kent, OH
Nov 2013 Lecture and workshop at Escuela de Comunicación Monica Herrera
San Salvador, El Salvador
Lecture at AIGA Central Pennsylvania
York, PA
Oct 2013 Lecture at AIGA Iowa
Des Moines, IA
Lecture at AIGA Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture at AIGA Central Pennsylvania
York, PA
Lecture at AIGA Blue Ridge
Frederick, MD
Lecture at Design Exchange Boston
Boston, MA
Lecture at AIGA Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Lecture at Design Exchange Boston
Boston, MA
Lecture at Moore College of Art and Design, AIGA Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture at Corcoran College of Art and Design
Washington, DC
Lecture at AIGA Richmond
Richmond, VA
Lecture at AIGA Triad
Triad, NC
Sept 2013 Lecture at 'On Press' at The Half & Half
Columbia, SC
Lecture at AIGA Nashville
Nashville, TN
Lecture at AIGA New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Lecture at Design Week Houston - AIGA Houston
Houston, TX
Lecture at AIGA Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Lecture at Title Case
San Francisco, CA
Lecture at University of California Berkeley, Innovation Design Group
Berkeley, CA
Lunchtime lecture at UP Global, Start-Up Weekend
Seattle, WA
Lecture at AIGA Seattle
Seattle, WA
Lecture at AIGA Colorado
Denver, CO
Aug 2013 Interview on The Reflex Blue Show
Omaha, NE
Lecture at AIGA Omaha
Omaha, NE
Lecture at Belly Inc.
Chicago, IL
Lecture at AIGA Indy
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture and Workshop at What If: The Conference - Bali
Bali, Indonesia
Mar 2013 Lecture at DAAP, University of Cincinnati for AIGA Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Feb 2013 Lecture and Workshop at What If: The Conference - DR
Dominican Republic
Nov 2012 Lecture at University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
Lecture and Workshop at Kent State University:
School of Visual Communication Design
Kent, OH
Interview on The Landscape Architects Network
Oct 2012 Lecture at Thought at Work: Student Conference
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
Lecture at Society for News Design (SND)
Annual Conference
Cleveland, OH
Lecture at Shawnee State University
Portsmouth, OH
Apr 2012 Lecture at Small Talks, Big Ideas: CUDC and Kent State University
Cleveland, OH
Oct 2011 Lecture at AIGA Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

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