Maggie Macnab has been recognized as an innovative visual communicator for over three decades. Her work has been published in international design industry publications and has received honors throughout her career. She is adjunct faculty at various universities and schools in New Mexico, and is past president of the Communication Artists of New Mexico. Maggie speaks for conferences (a two-time speaker for TEDx), guest lectures and gives workshops for schools and groups, and consults on developing cohesively strategic and creative identities with clients. Her first design theory book "Decoding Design: Understanding and Using Symbols in Visual Communication" (F+W, 2008), won awards and is also available in Chinese. "Design by Nature" (Peachpit Press, 2012) is the recipient of the 2012 Nonfiction Award from the National Federation of Press Women, the 2012 Winner for Nonfiction from New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, and was awarded first place for translated books in 2013 from the Iranian Book News Association. "Design by Nature" is available in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Spanish and Farsi.
Her newest project, "Designing Effective Logos", a training video produced by Peachpit Press, will release as a dvd and streaming video series in October 2014.
More information is also available on www.decodingdesign.com, www.designbynaturebook.com or www.macnabdesign.com. A new website, www.maggiemacnab.com will launch in November 2014.
Author photo: ABQ the Magazine/Liz Lopez