Lyon Lecture to Feature RIT/NTID Alumnus and Disney Communications Designer

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The annual Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series will feature RIT/NTID alumnus Andreas Wezel-Peterson who will deliver a presentation titled A 360 Degree Visual Portrait of a Designer’s Process. 

The lecture will take place Thursday, Oct. 29 in Xerox Auditorium (2580) in James E. Gleason Hall on the RIT campus, and will run 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a question and answer session 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. The presentation will be delivered in American Sign Language; interpreters will be provided. 

Wezel-Peterson, born and raised in Germany, lives in Los Angeles, and is a communications designer on the Internal Corporate Communications team at Disney Consumer Products, a segment of The Walt Disney Company, in Glendale, California.

He leads all design communiqués, from logo to brand, from print to digital, and from magazine to email newsletter for more than 3,000 employees (including executives) as well as consumers across North America, keeping a multidisciplinary approach to all of his projects.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from RIT’S College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and currently is pursuing a master’s degree in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Arts Design.

The lecture will provide insight into the in-house design department at Disney Consumer Products and the creative process of visual communication design that combines the visual arts and technology to communicate ideas. It begins with a message that, in the hands of a talented designer, is transformed into visual communication that transcends mere words and pictures.

Edmund Lyon (1855-1920) was a noted manufacturer, inventor, humanitarian, and philanthropist in Rochester, who served as a trustee of both RIT and the Rochester School for the Deaf. In 1980, his daughters established the Edmund Lyon Memorial Lectureship to bring distinguished speakers to RIT/NTID.