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Zona Design's Zoa Martinez to Speak at NYU Design Panel

(March 10, 2005)

Zoa Martinez, Founder/President/Creative Director of ZONA Design, Inc., the New York-based multi-disciplined design agency known for its bold geometries, moving messages and provocative concepts, will be a featured speaker on the Designing  + Reflecting the Screen panel, part of the Crossroads: A Discourse on Themes in Digital Arts & Technology series, organized by New York University, Digital Communications and Media at the Paul McGhee Division/Professional Studies at SCPS/NYU. The Monday evening, March 28, 2005 panel discussion and Q&A will take place at NYUs   Kimmel Center, in the Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

In Designing  + Reflecting the Screen a designer and a theorist will examine artistic, as well as theoretical aspects, of digital media and discuss inherited aesthetics and the formation of new visual languages.

ZONAs Zoa Martinez is an internationally renowned designer/director, multiple Emmy Award-winner, celebrated media artist and image-maker. Expressive and original, she is acclaimed for both her creative and business acumen, and is best known for her strong branding concepts and innovative style. Martinezs intuitive strategies produce distinctive solutions to reach a target audience.  She knows how to package and position a brand across all media. Whether on TV, the web, in print or on the streets, she specializes in Design Made to Move.

Zoa Martinez will be joined on the Designing and Reflecting the Screen panel by Norman Klein, cultural critic/author and professor at  CalArts  (Valencia, CA) in the Critical Studies Program.   Dr. Maureen Nappi, herself a first generation artist, theorist and educator, at both NYU and LIU, will be the evenings moderator. 

The Crossroads panel series, organized by designer/animator and NYU/SCPS faculty member Mechthild Schmidt, will examine topics in Digital Arts, Industry, and Theory. Speakers with diverse viewpoints will be invited to future events where they will discuss their work and varying angles of approach with their colleagues and audience members. An important aspect of this new series is the cross-fertilization of creative ideas in neighboring digital fields. Focus will vary between events from theoretical discourse to artistic or technical practice.

To secure a place at the panel discussion, RSVP to 212-992-7277. The presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A, begins at 6:00 PM and will end promptly at 8:00 PM. (You will need a picture ID to enter the building.)

About ZONA Design 

ZONA Design, founded in 1999, is an award winning multi-disciplined design agency creating results driven work that is bold and direct for all points of contact with the consumer in the general, Hispanic, and youth markets. The companys portfolio includes high profile projects for Disney/ESPN Networks, AOL Time Warner Networks, 5Boro Skateboards, Discovery Communications, Encore Media Group, Rainbow Media Holdings, Chrysler, Dodge, and the various A&E Networks.

ZONA Design, Inc. is headquartered in the Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 321, New York, NY 10118. For additional information, or to see a reel, contact VP/Executive Producer Dennis Fluet at or by phone at 212.244.2900. Visit the ZONA Design web site at ZONA Design is a certified Minority Woman Business Enterprise from the NYNJ Council (NMSDC) and New York City.

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