In the second episode of AI+Design, Scott Theisen sits down with Ben Plomion, CMO of GumGum, to discuss computer vision—the technology that allows AI to “see” like humans. Their conversation explores what computer vision means for the design world, and designer’s role in the workplace, among other matters around the topic. Listen below via SoundCloud, or…

Following a year of new leadership additions, VSA has promoted Andy Blankenburg to Partner, Content Practice Lead. Previously Associate Partner, Andy has been a key player in VSA’s growth since he joined in 1996 as the agency’s first staff writer and has led client successes including those for Google, CME Group, IBM and more.

Following a year of agency growth, including a new office opening in San Francisco, VSA is excited to bring on Michael Moroney to lead our Technology Practice. Michael joins VSA in its New York office and will help lead clients including IBM, Google, McDonald’s and others.

During a time of crucial transformation for the business world, the conversation around design and artificial intelligence has become increasingly more important. Amidst theses shifts, VSA has launched AI+Design, a podcast that will discuss this evolving space.

Dana Arnett has been honored by his alma mater, Northern Illinois University, with a lifetime achievement award for Excellence in Arts. The award is a testimony to Dana’s storied career in design since graduating from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

CES is one of the largest tech attractions in the US every year, with thousands of exhibitors and attendees alike. This year, Allstate made its first appearance on the showroom floor, introducing its newest and latest ventures in transportation and mobility to showcase the future of this industry.

VSA Partners is honored to be recognized in the Graphis Advertising Annual 2018, for both our work with Goose Island Beer Company as well as our campaign for the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

Following a new office opening and year of growth, VSA has brought on Avery Gross as Associate Partner, Executive Creative Director. Gross, who previously led creative at Publicis New York as EVP, Executive Creative Director, will serve as a ECD from VSA’s New York office.

In the quest to become the first mainstream decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, the Blocknet has tapped VSA Partners to help spearhead user experience design efforts and is one of the first in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space to embrace design as a business tool.