Assistant Professor Mark DeYoung exhibits at internationally prestigious events in Europe

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Mark DeYoung exhibited artwork at the Helsinki Design Week, in Helsinki Finland, an international, multi-media design event that was the culmination of Helsinki’s designation as the World Design Capital 2012 (International Design Council). His work and that of his collaborators was also featured in the Netherlands at the biannual Graphic Design Festival Breda, home of the world famous Graphic Design Museum. Closer to home, a collaborative installation was on display at the AIGA Nashville Think Tank.

These three related exhibits were held to launch his new creative group, Jumping Dog Design. The exhibits featured in various formats a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) design exhibit/performance where all- comers, designers and non-designers alike, were welcome to create an artwork and voice their opinion on design. The idea of the projects is to democratize the conversation on design, complimenting talks by leaders in design with those attending. “Enabling attendees to become participants is a fun way to encourage everyone to creativity and also to extend a dialog into what the role of the designer should be,” said Jumping Dog founder Mark DeYoung. “Helsinki and Breda are great international design cities and it was a real honor for the inaugural exhibits of Jumping Dog Design to be held there.”

If you are interested in the results, you can see the Helsinki Design Week, DIY Design Theory project on Jumping Dog Design/Facebook along with the exhibits/performances at the Graphic Design Festival Breda and the AIGA Nashville Think Tank, although the latter two are ongoing.

About Jumping Dog Design
Jumping Dog Design is an international, collaborative group with members in the Netherlands and the United States. The goal of the group is to bring to design a wide range of voices, stimulate dialog on design, and to put into practice concepts of promise.

Media Contact
If you are interested in more information about Jumping Dog Design projects at the Helsinki Design Week Design, the Graphic Design Festival Breda, or the AIGA Nashville Think Tank please contact Mark DeYoung at



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