AT&T Executive to Share Career Planning Tips at Homecoming Week Talk
The School of Visual Communication Design will welcome Gregg Heard, the vice president of brand identity and design at AT&T, to campus on Sept. 29 and 30. Meet Heard at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Rm. 202 ART as he shares his insights about his career and the industry.
Heard is responsible for developing a design competence and culture within AT&T, working with internal and external teams to bring the expression of the brand to life across all global channels and touchpoints.
Before joining AT&T, Heard served as senior creative director for Philips Design in the Netherlands. During his tenure, he set the creative direction and design strategy for Philips.com and the Philips consumer website. Prior to joining Philips, Heard served as director of user experience for Sapient, where he provided creative and strategic direction for diverse teams to deliver complex ecommerce projects. In his 22 years in the industry, he has developed creative solutions for a diverse mix of brands, including Logitech, Sony, IBM, Harper Collins, Caterpillar, Revo Sunglasses, Philips, and UPS. He has worked at prestigious design firms in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Atlanta, and Amsterdam.
Numerous design publications and organizations have recognized Heard's work, including the International Forum on Design (iF), Communications Arts, Graphis, Graphic Design USA and the Smithsonian's National Design Museum. Heard is a frequently sought-after speaker and judge at international design conferences and design competitions.
Check out this AdAge article on him.