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Andy Clayman
Andy Clayman
Global Creative Director

Andy Clayman has directed the development of Avenues’ identity and multimedia activities. In the role of Avenues’ global creative director, he oversees interactive media development and how Avenues communicates with parents, students and the broader Avenues community.

Andy started his career at the renowned Xerox PARC—the Palo Alto Research Center—where the modern graphical user interface was invented. Thirty years ago, Andy founded Mediaworks, a New York City creative firm working across virtually all media, including film, web design, installation and animation. He has won or been nominated for numerous awards during his career, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary, Feature (2004) for My Architect.

Recent Articles by Andy Clayman


Growing up in the south, a devout listener, Harvard MBA, with stints on Disney, Nickelodeon and NPR, Fred exemplifies the possibilities of a life driven by passion. He is a warm and gracious storyteller armed with the ability to produce virtually any sound, spontaneously, which is what he does most every week for Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion. More...

seeing things
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Seeing Things was a week-long exploration during minimester into how, from a design perspective, we view everyday objects and experiences around us. Students were visited by a number of entertaining and interesting guest speakers including comedians, an electronic dance music DJ, voice artist Fred Newman (of A Prairie Home Companion) and graphic designer Susan Hochbaum (creator of the Avenues Globe Book icon).  More...


The Rashomon Project

By Andy Clayman
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When I was in school, I was bothered by the lack of connection among the subjects I studied. There were no intersections among them—math was math; science was science; English was English. As a new school, Avenues had the opportunity to create a school culture that valued innovation and to hire faculty and staff who were excited by new and interesting ideas. Interdisciplinary studies are difficult to accomplish, often taking months of discussion and preparation to meld their curricula from multiple disciplines into one point of confluence. At Avenues, good ideas can be streamlined when the right opportunity presents itself. More...

Raymond C. Bordwell, FAIA, LEED AP
Global Facilities Officer

Ray Bordwell is internationally recognized as an expert in the planning, design and construction of...

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Ed Huang
Edward Huang
Vice President of Information Systems

As vice president of information systems, Edward is responsible for leading the definition,...

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