Joseph Labolito, Temple University Photographer

Design Together was created to provide a space to explore design collaboration. With the influx of design thinking methods, and the desire of many designers to embrace a human-centered approach to design, there is a need to understand how creatives work together. Collaboration happens both internally and externally, and each situation calls for a unique set of skills that we discuss and share strategies on how to approach each new challenge. Our guests share their expertise, successes, and failures, all in an effort to educate our audience on the nuances of how to improve the way we work together. We talk with industry leaders to hear how they facilitate collaborations, with mid-level designers to hear what skills they have developed to improve their team-based work, and with educators to share how these skills are being explored in academia.
Abby Guido is a communication designer, educator at Tyler School of Art and ArchitectureTemple University, and podcast host, whose research examines the process of implementing graphic design principles through a human centered design approach. Design collaboration and leadership are also of particular interest, explored through Guido’s podcast, Design Together. Additionally, her research probes how both advances in technology and a deeper empathy for others can disrupt the industry and change the landscape of teaching graphic design.
When not teaching, Guido spends time creating work for Abby Ryan Design, a design studio she founded that focuses on research, branding, publishing, user experience and user interface designs. Notable clients include Nancy Silverton, American Translators Association, University of Pennsylvania,  and Research for Action.
Guido is one of the founders of PhillyRow, a research collaboration studying the unique aspects of the Philadelphia rowhouse. This creative endeavor has produced various rowhouse themed collateral including a series of screen printed infographic posters featuring distinctive styles of rowhomes. Currently, PhillyRow is working on producing a mobile app to help Philadelphia rowhome owners maintain and manage their homes.
Guido was also appointed an Adobe Education Leader, connecting her with over 350 educators across the globe.
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