Ian Besler is a designer, educator, and writer whose work is situated at the edges between interfaces, media, software, and cities. His practice is especially interested in the best practices, codes, protocols, semantics, standards, syntaxes, and vernaculars of visual communication, design, and digital interactions. He was raised in Chicago. He is based in Los Angeles.
He is a lecturer of design with courses in interaction design and user experience design at the University of Southern California, Santa Monica College, and a recent graduate design seminar at ArtCenter College of Design. A book of his images, titled Best Pracitces, will be published in by No Style Press.
He works at Besler & Sons, LLC, a multidisciplinary studio that he co-founded in with Erin Besler, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) at University of California Los Angeles.
Their work has been presented and exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Shenzhen, and Sydney and their research and writing has been published in San Rocco, Medium, Gizmodo, Archpaper, Pidgin, Pool, Log, Arredamento Mimarlık, Offramp, and Perspecta. The essay “Super Models or: Some (Scale) Models That I’d Like to Know” received a Core77 Design Award for Writing & Commentary.
Besler & Sons have been profiled and their work featured in The New York Times T Magazine, Dezeen, Architect Magazine, The Architect's Newspaper, Archinect, ArchDaily, and Design Indaba.
Ian’s background is in journalism and graphic design; he holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the College of Media at the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts from the Media Design Practices program at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, where he was the Milken Family Foundation Post-Graduate Design Fellow.
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