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Where can creative confidence begin in rural places? | Ed Marquand | TEDxYakimaSalon
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Added Aug 4, 2016
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Ed Marquand brings design and community service to rural spaces yet discovered by the metropolitan design world. In the cavernous setting of a former apple warehouse, Ed has brought to life the creativity of a community yearning to find its place on the map in Central Washington. With clear and thoughtful description, he makes clear how each of us has the potential to practice design thinking anywhere and demonstrates the courage that bringing an idea into reality often requires.

Ed Marquand grew up in Southern California. After graduating with a studio art degree from Eastern Oregon State College in 1974, he returned to Los Angeles where he worked in graphic design studios, studied photography of artwork at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and taught professional practice classes and workshops at UCLA Extension and colleges around the state.

He has been a creative director and graphic designer for over three decades. After moving from Los Angeles to Seattle, he started his design studio and Marquand Books in 1978, recently rebranded by he and his business partner, Adrian Lucia, to Lucia|Marquand. In 2006, Marquand expanded his design studio to Tieton, Washington, to develop projects incorporating art, design, graphic design, craft, and local enterprise. Mighty Tieton is now a decade old with several small studios under its banner. Through his career Marquand has consistently worked to connect the art world with the broader public in unusual and fresh ways.

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