This week, in honor of the Back to School season, we are highlighting one of many professor/designer talents, Robert Krawczyk. Robert lives in Chicago and is deeply immersed in the digital art world, as a professor in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as founding Gallary Director for art at ITT. His shop began as an exploration of a mobius ribbon which translated beautifully as bangles, and has a few other fun designs to check out!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I am a lifelong resident of Chicago. My family immigrated for Poland shortly after World War II, my father worked as a metal spinner, an incredible craftsman. I was the first college graduate in my family, graduating from the University of Illinois Chicago, College of Architecture. In the 1970’s I pioneered digital graphic applications in the architectural office of Murphy/Jahn in Chicago for eight years under design partners Gene Summers and Helmut Jahn. After leaving Murphy/Jahn I started a computer consulting firm and began teaching digital design applications.