CalArts Alumni Magazine

Zak Kyes (Art BFA 05)

Zak Kyes (Art BFA 05) has been elected a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), a professional body comprising the world’s leading designers. Established by Cassandre in 1952, the AGI is an association of 556 graphic designers appointed by invitation from across the globe. Notable members include Bruno Munari, Herbet Bayer, Wim Crouwel, Adrian Frutiger, Muriel Cooper, Irma Boom, and Peter Saville. Central to the association’s mission is that graphic design is fundamental to how we communicate, educate, and inform. Each year a different city hosts the annual members’ AGI Congress and the public AGI Open Conference. Kyes is the second graduate of California Institute of the Arts to join the AGI after his teacher Jon Sueda (Art MFA 02).