Hunter Wimmer has nearly two decades of experience in translating strategic business objectives into innovative, relevant visual solutions. As design director for IDEO, he broadened his professional scope by bringing a unique perspective on user-centered research and multidisciplinary collaboration into the overall design process. Through his work with Gap and as design director of Banana Republic’s marketing team, he discovered new insights into branding and consumer messaging, which he leverages in both his work and teaching.
Prior to joining the Academy in 2005, he spent several years anchoring the Graphic Design program at the University of California Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. Hunter’s work has been featured in numerous books and publications such as Print, HOW, Critique and Wallpaper magazines. He holds a degree in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.