Design Adjacent: Dominic Grijalva on finding creativity in a pandemic year
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Dominic Grijalva is a designer who primarily works on marketing and advertising projects that call for eye-catching imagery. His passions also lie in branding and identity design, as well as digital media projects that range from large scale such as digitally projected sets for theatre and live events to gifs and animations. Although California bred, he is currently living in Washington Heights, Manhattan and serves as Product Manager for TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In this episode of AIGA Design Adjacent, host Bennie Johnson talks with Dominic about finding creativity in a pandemic year, being a Hamilton fan, and Broadway.

About Dominic Grijalva

As a freelance designer with nine years of professional experience, Dominic Grijalva's talents cover a wide range of media including marketing and advertising campaigns that call for eye-catching imagery, stunning digitally projected sets for theater and live events, merchandise inspired by your favorite Broadway shows, and silly gifs that loop on your phone screen.

Dominic is proud to have been recognized by AIGA, Communication Arts, Giphy, the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and 99u for his print design and digital artwork. His original projection visuals for Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, and other titles have been featured in multiple regional productions around the world including the Kennedy Center.

When not so busy chasing inspiration, Dom can be found in a theater catching a show, tending to his house plants, singing and writing new music, or walking his Shiba Inu, Nala.

Although California bred, Dominic lives in Washington Heights and serves as Product Manager for TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

About AIGA Design Adjacent

AIGA Design Adjacent is a monthly podcast series with AIGA’s Executive Director, Bennie F. Johnson, in conversation with industry leaders who are innovating and designing the future. These conversations expand beyond the design community, encompassing industries and areas that intersect with design and shift the ways in which we think about and interact with each other and the world around us.

About Bennie F. Johnson

Bennie F. Johnson is the Executive Director of AIGA, the professional association for design. Bennie thrives on the connections between marketing, technology, education, and innovation. With experience in strategic and consumer marketing, brand management, and innovation management, he is drawn to opportunities that allow him to lead and create new modes for business engagement. He has broad experience growing brands, businesses, and organizations with a special focus on venture launch and brand relaunch business environments.

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