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Gil
Gershoni

Founder & Creative Director, Gershoni Creative & Dyslexic Design Thinking
San Francisco, CA
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hyper-ability

ˈhī-pər-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē

noun

an aptitude or proficiency beyond the norm

Artist Statement

The folks who call dyslexia a disability or a disorder have it all wrong. Too much dis, not enough that. “Hyper-ability” recognizes dyslexia as the gift it is — a powerful tool that drives innovation, diversifies collaboration and powers endless creativity. In the hyper-able mind, ideas are never in short supply. Defined objects reveal new perspectives; disorder comes into order. Solutions are proposed and evaluated in the blink of an eye, one after another. There’s no linear path to “hyper-ability,” but the twists and turns and hairpin curves still get you there.

Artist Bio

Gil Gershoni is the co-founder and creative director of Gershoni Creative, a branding agency with offices in San Francisco and Dallas. For more than 25 years, Gil has developed design- and innovation-focused solutions that help brands connect with themselves, their audiences and the world around them. Clients include Google, Apple, Spotify, Deloitte, Nike, BBC and Patrón.

Gil is also the founder of Dyslexic Design Thinking, an initiative that explores how the dyslexic mindset can help improve the way we think, create and relate to one another. He is the host of the Dyslexic Design Thinking podcast, which features interviews with dyslexic creators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders.

Gil is an advocate for the reframing of dyslexia as a “hyper-ability” and regularly speaks to audiences about the power of neurodiversity, including a sold-out appearance at South by Southwest.

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Participating
Artists

Adeniyi Akingbade

Adeniyi
Akingbade

Sculptor
Lagos, Nigeria

Christian Boer

Christian
Boer

Designer
Driebruggen, Netherlands

Adam Eli Feibelman

Adam Eli
Feibelman

Artist at Large
San Francisco, CA

Sally Gardner

Sally
Gardner

Author
London, UK

Martin Grasser

Martin
Grasser

Artist & Designer
Mill Valley, CA

Rebecca Kamen

Rebecca
Kamen

Artist/Professor Emerita
Philadelphia, PA

Kelsey Ann Kasom

Kelsey Ann
Kasom

Sculptural Womenswear Designer
London, UK

Gavin Newsom

Gavin
Newsom

Governor of California & Children's Book Author
Sacramento, CA

Global Community Art Submissions

Global Community
Art Submissions


Netherlands, UK, Ghana, United States