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Doug Akagi began his career at the renowned Nippon Design Center in Tokyo, where Tanaka Ikko and Tadanori Yokoo were among his cohorts. He is now a co-principal with Dorothy Reminton of Alterpop, a small design atelier in Marin County just north of San Francisco.

Akagi's work has been published domestically and internationally in numerous periodicals and books on design, including the Graphis Annuals Posters and Design series, Communications Arts Annual, Print Regional Annual, I.D. Annual, Novum and the annuals of the New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Western Art Directors Clubs.

Akagi's work is in the permanent collection of the Libtrary of Congress and was included in a touring national poster exhibition entitled, The Graphic Imperative, which opened in Philadelphia and then traveled to the AIGA Design Center in New York City, and on to several other North American cities.

Doug began teaching design at CCA in 1984 and was honorored with the rank of Professor Emeritus in 2008. He was named an AIGASF Fellow along with his friends and CCA professors Michael Cronan and Leslie Becker in 2009.

Akagi studied at Corcoran School of Art. He apprenticed under Kuniomi Uematsu in Tokyo, Japan.

Professor Emeritus, Graphic Design

Studied, Corcoran School of Art; Apprenticeship under Kuniomi Uematsu, Tokyo; President, Alter Pop, San Francisco