Erik Brandt is a graphic designer and educator who has been active since 1994. He is currently the Interim Chair of Design and Professor of Graphic Design at MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Educated internationally, his creative and research interests focus on issues of globalization that affect and drive the complexities of inter-cultural visual communication systems.
His career began as a cartoonist in Japan in 1994, and has since found focus largely in print media. He authors the design blog, Geotypografika (Visual Communication und Wissenschaft), and maintains a graphic design studio, Typografika (Visual Communication und Konditorei). His work has been exhibited internationally and he has also received recognition for his very, very silly short films.