Avellaneda I served for 35 years as vice president of design for WGBH, a major supplier of programs and web content for PBS, and a wonderful place to be a designer. My staff and I were responsible for the visual personality of WGBH, as expressed through its on-air titles, credits and animation, classroom materials and interactive media. During this time, the huge variety of new media coming on line made it a fascinating environment to work in. If you are a PBS viewer you may recognize my work in the opening title sequences of “Masterpiece Theatre” and “Antiques Roadshow” and the WGBH animated on-air signature, which is used at the end of every program produced by the Boston station. During the last 5 years of my time at WGBH, I helped to plan and design a whole new headquarters and studio complex in Brighton which you can see along the Mass Pike heading into Boston.
Agüimes After receiving my BA in History from Princeton University in 1963, I enrolled in a three-year graduate program in Graphic Design at Yale. I earned my MFA in 1966 and the same year began teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Yale, an affiliation I still maintains regularly as Senior Critic, with a focus on motion design. In 2002 I was honored with the AIGA medal for a lifetime of contributions to the practice and teaching of design.
Since retiring from WGBH in 2008, I am continuing to teach, critique and lecture at various schools, and am more seriously pursuing a long personal interest in painting.