Culture Meets Business: Gail Anderson

Culture Meets Business with Gail Anderson

This is the second talk in our Culture Meets Business series which aims to further connect our local cultural organisations with local businesses.

This Culture Meets Business event features Gail Anderson, author and former Art Director of Rolling Stone Magazine. Gail will join us for a special Culture Meets Business discussion on her work at PorterShed on Monday 26 June at 6pm. To attend, RSVP to

An American designer, illustrator, writer, and educator, Gail Anderson is Chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts in New York and creative director at Visual Arts Press.

Gail is the former creative director of design at SpotCo, a New York City advertising agency that creates artwork for Broadway and institutional theatre and served as a senior art director at Rolling Stone magazine (from 1987 to early 2002).

Gail now serves on the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee for the US Postal Service and the advisory boards of Poster House and The One Club for Creativity. She is an AIGA Medallist, the 2018 recipient of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a 2022 Art Directors Club Manship Medallion honouree.

Gail’s work is represented in the Library of Congress’s permanent collection, the Milton Glaser Design Archives, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Gail’s visit to the west of Ireland this month is a result of joining colleagues from Pentagram, Studio MutB302IDI and leading Irish design studios at the Design West Summer School and Creative Festival based at the ATU Connemara campus in Letterfrack.

About Culture Meets Business

Culture Meets Business is a project within ‘Connecting Business and Culture Programme’ which aims to further connect our local cultural organisations with local businesses. The project allows for good collaboration with the Galway Chamber of Commerce, for businesses and the cultural sector to be more connected, and is an opportunity to learn more about the artistic visions driving Galway forward as a place to do business.

The Culture Meets Business project is curated by Tracey Ferguson.

This project is funded by the Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.