AIGA DFW continues our mission to call attention to the people who helped shape DFW’s design aesthetic, community and strength with our Seasoned Pros speaker series. Each season, we’ll be hearing from those with the expertise, experience, personality and style that helped shape our city’s design community. For the Spring Seasoned Pros speaker, we are honored to have Willie Baronet share his wisdom.
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$10 members / $20 nonmembers / $5 students/emerging designers with ID.
Willie Baronet worked hither and yon for ad agencies and design firms prior to starting GroupBaronet in 1992. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, New York Art Directors, The One Show, Print Casebooks, Annual Report Trends, The Type Directors Club and Annual Report Design: A Historical Retrospective 1510-1990, organized by the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design.
He has spoken to various organizations over the years, including TEDxSMU, and has judged many creative competitions including the prestigious Communication Arts Annual.
Willie graduated with an MFA in Arts and Technology from UTD in 2011. His art has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including the 15th Annual “No Dead Artists” at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA, “INVASIONEN/INVASIONS” at the Galerie Carolyn Heinz in Hamburg, Germany, and the “500XPO 2012” at 500X in Dallas. He is currently a member of the art collectives “In Cooperation With Muscle Nation” and “CircleWerk.”
Willie is a 1982 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He has taught advertising design at Brookhaven Community College, Texas A&M at Commerce, TCU, and has served as visiting faculty for
the MA Program at Syracuse University.
In 2006 Willie sold the company to long time employee Holly Mason, and the company changed its name to MasonBaronet, and relocated to the historic Landmark Center in Dallas' West End.
Willie is currently a visiting Executive-in-Residence at SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute where he teaches a classes related to creativity and portfolio.