Prof. Vardimon Yarom
One of the leading and influential designers in Israel, recipient of the 2007's Israeli prize for design, Dean of the Design Faculty at Shenkar.
When he was 26 years old, Vardimon was invited to join the faculty of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Between the years 1984-1996 he was the head of the graphic design department. At the age of 32 he became an associate professor and then a professor. During these years, he promoted the field of graphic design in the ad hoc committee that was set up by the council for higher education.
Vardimon developed a system for sorting design program candidates and initiated innovative teaching and design curricula that included: political and social thinking teams, branding and design, and "film as a form of communication".
Vardimon earned many prizes in design competitions and worked with public groups, cultural, social and nonprofit organizations, among them: The Mizrahi bank, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the Israeli Sinfonietta. Vardimon served as an advisor to some well known establishments, such as the new Osem industrial compound, and Soroka Medical Center.
In recent years, Vardimon is working on branding different compounds, business and buildings while joining forces with leading architects. Some of the notable projects are: Hadassah Medical Center (Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus), the bilingual school, Yad Vashem, the Cinematque, the zoo and Teddy park in Jerusalem, the First International Bank Tower, Elrov tower, and The Mizrahi bank tower in Tel Aviv.
In 2001, Vardimon was invited to teach at the school of architecture at Tel Aviv University. After two years, he joined Shenkar, first as vice president of academic affairs, and later as dean of the design faculty. He was a guest lecturer at several institutions overseas such as Rhode Island School of Design in the U.S., Danish Design School in Copenhagen and the Royal College (external evaluator), Ravensbourne College and Saint Martins in London.