Flat Out

James Goggin

Design and art direction for Flat Out, an independent print magazine that enacts multiple genres of architectural criticism through fifteen recurring, fictitious characters. Each issue features a series of columns—essays, letters, illustrations, conversations, and polemics—authored by a rotating cast of undercover writers & designers. Character portraits by a different artist are commissioned for every issue. Issue 1 portraits by Chicago artist Cody Hudson, with a graphic essay by Ania Jaworska.

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    James Goggin, USA (2010)

    James Goggin is a Providence-based graphic designer and educator from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, Arnhem, and Chicago. He received his MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College...

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    Design and art direction for Flat Out, an independent print magazine that enacts multiple genres of architectural criticism through fifteen recurring, fictitious characters. Each issue features a series of columns—essays, letters, illustrations, conversations, and polemics—authored by a rotating cast of undercover writers & designers. Character portraits by a different artist are commissioned for every issue. Issue 1 portraits by Chicago artist Cody Hudson, with a graphic essay by Ania Jaworska.

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    James Goggin, USA (2010)

      James Goggin is a Providence-based graphic designer and educator from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, Arnhem, and Chicago. He received his MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art and founded a design practice named Practise in London upon graduation in 1999. The studio is now based in Providence where James is on the faculty of the BFA and MFA Graphic Design programmes at Rhode Island School of Design. He previously taught at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and at Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland.

      Alongside Practise, James has worked as a long-term consultant to Tate Modern and Tate Britain; art director of British music magazine The Wire; and director of Design and Publishing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. James contributes writing to a range of international publications and journals, and has works in the permanent collections of the V&A, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Design Archive.

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      Visiting Thesis Critic

      • Postgraduate

      2012 – 2016

      • Rhode Island School of Design (USA)

      I have run two theory and practice-based research workshops at RISD since first visiting Providence in 2007, exploring interests central to my practice, including cultural identity, sense of place, urbanism, museum practice, art and design history, emerging technology, audience accessibility, interpretation, archive and collection research, print-on-demand, publishing, and distribution.

      Assistant Professor

      • Undergraduate,  
      • Postgraduate

      2016 – today

      • Rhode Island School of Design (USA)

      Full-time faculty in parallel with ongoing studio partnership at Practise, teaching BFA and MFA Graphic Design including Design Studio, Typography, Graduate Thesis, Theory and Context, and Graduate Seminar courses and classes.

      Visiting Lecturer in History and Theory

      • Undergraduate

      2009 – 2010

      • École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (Switzerland)

      Lecturing and teaching history, theory, and critical practice in the Bachelor Design Graphique department at École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL), an institution with which I've had an ongoing relationship with since my first teaching residency in 1999, visiting a number of times to run course projects, workshops, and to lecture.

      Head of Program, Coordinator, Teacher

        2009 – 2010

        • Werkplaats Typografie (The Netherlands)

        Teaching, coordination, and project management at Werkplaats Typografie, a two-year graduate program offering a Master's degree of Design. WT runs as a hybrid design school ⁄ design studio, involving both theory-based and commissioned projects from arts clients in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the US. WT was founded in 1998 by Karel Martens and Wigger Bierma and is part of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts.

        Agencies

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        • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

          2010 – 2013