GDLOFT prioritizes fostering growth in and inspiring the next generation of designers.


Artist talk: Allan Espiritu, The Boy with a Thorn in his Side

Award-winning graphic designer Allan Espiritu discusses his pieces in the exhibition, as well as the progression of his work over time. Espiritu is the founder of GDLOFT, a collaborative Philadelphia design studio, and is one of the artists featured in the exhibition.

Wednesday, April 12
6:30–7:30 pm
$18; members and students $9
Register online or call 215.278.7200

GDLOFT’s Founder and Creative Director Allan Espiritu regularly gives lectures for both practicing and up-incoming designers as well as any audience open to a new perspective.

As tenured professor and head of the Graphic Design department at Rutgers University-Camden, Espiritu specializes in developing students that are as savvy visually as they are conceptually, no matter their concentration or career aspirations. With lectures that are often known to derive their titles from pop lyrics, Allan has been invited to speak at AIGA’s national conferences, neighborhood gallery spaces, and universities both locally and internationally. He also welcomes student groups to inquire about studio tours and in-house mini lectures.

Previous lecture locations include: Seoul, Korea; Auckland, New Zealand; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Kagoshima, Japan; Philadelphia, PA; Newark, DE; Newark, NJ; New Brunswick, NJ; New York, NY; Camden, NJ


Studio lecture at GDLOFT, Philadelphia, PA

Kagoshima, Japan

DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

AIGA “Forward” Leadership National Convention, Philadelphia, PA