April Greiman, Collaborative Designer
April was born in New York and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and the Allgemeine Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland. Most recently, April was awarded a Doctorate of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa from Kansas City Art Institute in 2001, and received her second doctorate from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in May of 2002.
April established her reputation as a new media pioneer with now-legendary projects for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the Walker Art Center and Sci-Arc that were notable for their experimental mergers of type and image in large-scale applications. April's three-dimensional work ranges from environmental (Amgen) to exhibitions (AOL/TW), to integrated color palettes, finishes and textiles. April has collaborated on color, finishes and materials with Lane Design Group and many architects on several environmental projects ranging from residential to commercial and educational facilities both domestic and international.
April's work is represented in museum shows in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including, most recently a one-woman show at the Eisner Museum in Milwaukee. She has taught at Sci-Arc, CalArts, and Art Center. In 2000 April was named an Apple Master, for experimenting with new technology its digital applications and had the honor of becoming a finalist in the Inaugural National Design Awards. April Greiman is one of the most honored designers in the world, having received the Medal of AIGA and the Chrysler Award for Innovation, both in 1998.
April's recent and current work includes such clients as Amgen, Antioch Main Library, AOL/Time Warner, General Dynamics, Johnson Fain Architects, La Jolla Playhouse, SCI-Arc, Sears and Texas A+M School of Architecture.