Visual Storytelling for the Digital Age

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Article Published: Oct. 17, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 19, 2012
Visual Storytelling for the Digital Age

Designer Cavan Huang will deliver a public lecture Oct. 18 at ASU.
Photo courtesy of Cavan Huang

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery (CSG) at Appalachian State University presents “Interactive Narratives: Visual Storytelling for the Digital Age,” a lecture by visiting designer Cavan Huang.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Belk Library and Information Commons, room 114. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Huang designs in all manners and scale, from printed page to web page, broadcast media to media walls. In his talk, Huang will discuss the role that motion graphics and digital design play in creating narrative, visual experiences.

His work integrates design direction, creative strategy, branding, interactive interfaces, graphic design, animation, editing, music and storytelling. Huang has built designs for TED, Time Warner and AIGA promotions and presentations that embody smart design and expressive communication that viewers remember.

About the Designer

Huang is a design director at Interbrand in New York, where he is helping to redefine the way we express brands across different media platforms. Beyond design direction, he is also an editor, animator, web-developer, musician, photographer and storyteller.

Huang is also creative principal of his own design practice, as well as a visiting professor for Rhode Island School of Design. He holds a BA in history and urban planning from McGill University and an MFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design.

For more information on Huang, visit

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is closed for renovations through August 2013. Exhibitions and programs take place this year at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and on the ASU campus unless otherwise noted.

Admission is free for all events and programs. The gallery office is temporarily located in Wey Hall, room 210A on ASU’s campus. For more information, call (828) 262-7338 or visit

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Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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