AIGA Press Release: New York, NY, January 23, 2017
AIGA, the professional association for design, the 2017 AIGA Awards committee and 2017 AIGA Corporate awards committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 AIGA Medal and Corporate Leadership Award. The Corporate Leader and seven Medalists will be honored at the annual AIGA Awards Gala on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Pier Sixty in New York City. The AIGA Awards Gala is an annual fundraiser and award ceremony honoring design practitioners and companies who have influenced change in the design industry.
The recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award is based on a firm’s promotion of, or contributions to, the development of design, as well as recognizing its role in exemplifying the highest design standards within its respective industry.
The AIGA Medalists are chosen based on their individual contributions to the design community through leadership and excellence over the course of their careers. The AIGA Medal has been awarded to design professionals since 1920 to honor recipients’ stellar work and to raise awareness about design’s innovation and impact on the world.
The 2017 Medalists are:
Art Chantry – Recognized for his intrepid exploration of subculture visual
Emmett McBain – Recognized for his revolutionary design leadership and profound
Rebeca Méndez – Recognized for challenging and transforming academia and design
Mark Randall – Recognized for his singular dedication to diversity in design, and his tenacity in funding minority and economically disadvantaged design students.
Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell – Recognized for pushing the boundaries of art, design and technology with a distinctive vision to find connection among disparate forms.
Lance Wyman – Recognized for his mastery of visual ecosystems and for setting the standard for the universal, public design experience.
The 2017 AIGA Corporate Leadership Award will be presented to:
Bloomberg L.P. – Bloomberg L.P. advances design on multiple fronts through its industry leading products and unique company culture.
AIGA, the professional association for design, advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices; guide design education; inspire designers and the public; enhance professional development; and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.