Thursday, August 10, 2006

Daniel Gloyd, Pittsburgh Alumni

Daniel Gloyd

Lives and works in L. A.

Los Angeles-based designer Daniel Gloyd has won numerous honors for his work in design and the fine arts. He holds a Masters of Design degree in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA. In 2002 he was awarded an Industrial Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week Magazine. His practical and theoretical focus is on human-product interaction design, with a particular focus on usability in portable devices.

As the User Interface Design Manager for Samsung Telecommunications America, Daniel is responsible for building and leading the emerging User Interface (UI) group at the LA Design Lab. LA Design UI is charged with transforming the complexity of wireless communication into useful and meaningful product experiences. Key to this effort is beautiful and well-ordered product interface design. Daniel’s contributions to innovation at the LA Design Lab help fulfill Samsung’s strategy for maintaining leadership in the competitive mobile communications industry.

Daniel has over 10 years of experience in visual, interaction, and industrial design and corporate brand management. He has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, IBM, and Compaq to study the potential for creating effective communication in today's complex information environments.

Daniel also actively exhibits his personal artwork. His last solo exhibition of mixed media paintings titled "it's not it's pretty" was held at The Clay Penn, Pittsburgh, PA. In October 2003 Daniel's paintings were featured in a group exhibition entitled "My Eyes Mint Gold" at the Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. His work is currently available at Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

In addition to his practical design and artwork, Daniel lectures about interaction design, experience design, information design, and the use of symbols in the design of products. He is also actively involved in several design and public art projects that involve the collaboration of community artists and entrepreneurs.

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