Each year AIGA Chicago recognizes a handful of individuals and organizations (nominated by the community) that helped propel the profession forward in powerful ways. This time around, we’re celebrating the contributions of:
Dana Arnett and Wendy Pressley-Jacobs
The AIGA Fellow Award is presented to an individual who has contributed to the advancement of the graphic design profession throughout his or her career. It is a nationally recognized AIGA award, given periodically by each of the 67 AIGA chapters. The Fellow Award program is a means of recognizing mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design, are given equal consideration in measuring significant contribution.
Corporate Design Leadership Award recipients
Pitchfork Media and IIT Institute of Design
The AIGA Chicago Corporate Design Leadership Award recognizes organizations that have shown dedication and leadership by promoting excellence in design as a meaningful business policy. Recipients demonstrate outstanding and consistent commitment to the highest standards of design as a means to advancing their corporate message and brand experiences.
Above and Beyond Award recipients
Scott Theisen, Dawn Hancock, and Steve Ryan
The Above and Beyond Award recognizes long-standing service and commitment to AIGA Chicago and its membership. The efforts of those recognized ensure the chapter’s continued ability to encourage, promote and serve the graphic design profession.