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Todd is responsible for steering the overall vision and direction of Informatics Studio, a communication strategy and design firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with national and international clients.
Todd holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and taught communication design and theory classes at Carnegie Mellon University for seven years prior to starting Informatics in 1992.
Todd served as Design Program Specialist for the US Information Agency in its Eastern European Program. He received a Smithsonian Computerworld Award for his design of storyboards for the Great American History Machine, a software tool for visualizing American census data to illustrate historical trends over extended periods of time, which are included in the permanent Research and Technology collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Informatics Studio is recognized for its development of effective communication platforms that address some of the critical issues in the world, including security, international development, health, the environment and economics.
The firm’s clients include the UN Development Programme, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Center for Economic Transformation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the U.S. Conference on AIDS, the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of State.