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About the Author
Nik Hafermaas is an international award-winning artist, designer, and educational leader.
As the chair of the Graphic Design Department at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, leading a faculty of over 50 professional designers and 300 students, Nik has created a new transmedia design curriculum, fusing print and packaging, motion and interaction design. His Los Angeles–based artist platform Ueberall International conceives and produces dynamic art installations, converging digital media and spatial experiences like the data-driven sculptures eCLOUD for San José International Airport and AirFIELD for Atlanta International Airport. Nik is currently working on high-profile art projects in San Diego and Seattle. As former principal and chief creative officer of TRIAD Berlin, he and his two partners formed one of Germany's leading design firms. His team created pavilions for the World Expo 2000 and for the Swiss Expo02.