Derek Edward Love is a graphic designer and design researcher based in New York. His practice, Love&Partners, creates strategically-driven identities, materials, and experiences for cultural and commercial entities. Derek also serves as an archival strategist at Milton Glaser, Inc and is a co-founder of Infraculture, an event-based platform that partners with established and nascent institutions to disseminate cultural programming throughout the city of Miami. Research and writing is fundamental to Derek’s process, and he is interested in exploring ways to deepen the discourse within the ﬁeld of graphic design. Derek was this year’s winner of the Steven Heller Design Research Award. He received a BA in graphic design from San Diego State University and an MA in Design Research, Writing and Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. Derek is on Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also email him.