Richardaily is Bud Rodecker
Bud Rodecker is a graphic designer, photographer, artist, thinker, talker, and jokester. He collaborates with John Pobojewski and Rick Valicenti at Thirst. Mulitidisciplinary, and often experimental, Bud’s work is unified by an emphasis on typography and strong graphics.
At Thirst he designed Archeworks’s publication Works, along with AW—a custom typeface based on Akzidenz Grotesk and inspired by Bell Centennial. Works played an important role in Archeworks’s acceptance into the 2010 Venice Architectural Biennale. To follow up the success of Works, Thirst was asked to create a film to showcase in Venice. Directed by Valicenti and animated by Pobejewski and Rodecker, Gather Give Grow represented Archeworks and Chicago in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale. Rodecker’s poster work has been accepted into the Chicago Design Archives, the Chicago Poster Biennial, and has earned a platinum award from Graphis.
Outside the office Rodecker continues to explore design and the process of creativity. He’s created political t-shirts and posters that have been featured in print, online, and at Chicago’s Printervention show. With RicharDaily, a personal project initiated in 2010, Rodecker set out to generate a year’s worth of art and design exploration (with a daily deadline). The exploration resulted in several pieces that were awarded a place in Typeforce 2. Rodecker has participated in numerous design-related talks, workshops, and panels—sharing his unique perspective on design and the creative process.
Rodecker earned a degree in Graphic Design with a minor in photography from the University of Minnesota Duluth. From 2005-2007 he was president of the Student Design Organization (SDO). Immediately following graduation in May 2007, he came to Chicago to begin his career at 3st with Pobojewski and Valicenti.
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