Biography

Andrew Satake Blauvelt is a  designer, curator, critic, historian,  educator, and administrator. Educated as an artist and designer, he has expanded his practice from the field of traditional design to encompass a varied career managing complex non-profit organizations, such as art museums and university departments, with a focus on building internal cultures of innovation; organizing pioneering exhibitions and scholarly publications; conceiving award-winning branding campaigns and institutional strategy and positioning plans; overseeing complex building projects; implementing influential civic and community engagement projects; writing critical essays about design and design history; and teaching the next generation of designers. His career spans the worlds of academia and arts and culture in a variety of roles at leading art museums and collegiate design programs.

His work has received numerous honors and nearly 100 awards and has been widely exhibited and extensively published in periodicals and books spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. An engaging public speaker, he has delivered lectures and keynote addresses at numerous conferences, universities, corporations, and museums, including: Centre Pompidou, Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, California Institute of the Arts, California College of Arts, Design Museum London, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, AIGA, Amazon, and Target. 

His curatorial projects have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesT-Magazine, Le Monde, CBS, PBS, and the film, Objectified by Gary Hustwit.