2017 AIGA Design Conference, Recap 2 of 3 : Julie Anixter, Marian Bantjes, Bob Dixon, Adam Turman, Betsy VardellOctober 24th, 2017 | by Donovan Beery
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Nate Voss is a designer, illustrator, talkshow host and design journalist. Working in Omaha since 2001, Nate served four years on the Board of Directors for AIGA Nebraska and currently teaches design for Metropolitan Community College in addition to his freelance work. Nate has interviewed design luminaries such as Kit Hinrichs, Debbie Millman, Joe Duffy, Marian Bantjes, Chip Kidd, Ann Willoughby, and many others.
In 2009, Nate became the only person to guest host Design Matters with Debbie Millman, a leading industry talkshow focusing on design and contemporary culture. Nate has also illustrated two children's books, The Legend of Lil' Red and Tiny and His Big Adventures.
Donovan oversees all creative development at Eleven19 Communications, Inc., where he also serves as an owner. He received a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication & Design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
His background in visual communications, web design, and creative concepts were put to good use when he was the chief web designer at Union Pacific and the corporate identity and web designer at Nexterna. He’s lectured on web design at Creighton University, taught visual communications at Metropolitan Community College and proudly served seven years on the board of directors for AIGA Nebraska. In 2009, Donovan was appointed by Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey to a three-year term on the Omaha Public Art Commission.
Donovan’s work has appeared in Print, STEP Inside Design and Coupe magazines, the books Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers, Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design, 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers, A Designer’s Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need, and The Best of Business Card Design 9. His work has been recognized with numerous design awards and is included in the permanent collection of the Chicago Design Archive.