Carl Alviani Lecture


Thursday 19 Febuary 2015
The Depot Building

Carl Alviani
Portland, Oregon
design writer / editor / researcher / cyclist / walker

Alviani studied as a Structural Engineering (UC San Diego BS, 1994), and received a Masters in ID from the Pratt Institute in 2004, writing on the emotional effects of technology in presentation settings. In between, he spent three years in East Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and three more in New York City teaching high school science.

From 2004 to 2009 was an Industrial Designer to over 30 projects, including outdoor equipment, remote controls, toys, metal detectors and massive sculptures based on computer simulations of the expansion of the universe, ranged from small contributions of 3D CAD modeling, user and market research, and sketch development, to long-term project leadership and fully-detailed tooling design. Alviani has been a regular contributor to Core77 since 2007, and an editorial director at Coroflot since 2008 focused on community management, social media engagement, and content strategy. Since early 2010  he’s worked as a design writer, editor and researcher in Portland as a staff writer and content strategist at design agency Ziba. He also work regularly with creative agencies (Bresslergroup, Ziba), Fortune 100 companies (Microsoft, Intel) and design schools (CIID) to help them get their messages out to the world, through written text, video, interactive media and in-person teaching.

Free and open to the public