FEATURE | 2008 DESIGNER-FRIENDLY DIRECTORY
Every year for several decades, we have spotlighted 100 companies and institutions that provide first-rate products and services to creative professionals, adding value and finding solutions, communicating with and standing behind our community. Such organizations are few and far between and deserve special recognition. Why does it matter? Because in an age of interdependence, collaboration and the blurring of design and production, you are only as good as your tools, technologies, services, support, knowledge and information.
Jeff Gilligan fights sin with Sony BMG album art; Carbone Smolan rebrands pet welfare agency; Chip Kidd follows bestseller success with second novel; Euro RSCG injects fun into Ritz cracker campaign; power to the People (Design); homage to the T-square; Kitchen Collaborative gives pet odor eliminators the sweet smell of success; and more.
SEEN AND NOTED
Miss America pageant gets reality check; Shepard Fairey poster challenges Gitmo; Jessica Spring illustrations weave nicely into merino wool campaign.
Jobs, careers, milestones, transitions. War hero Trevor Smith is interactive director; Missy Wilson returns to Duffy & Partners; Damien DeChurch joins Crosby/ Wright; Joe Cecere has bigger role at Little & Company; Mark Fairbanks partners at Hunt Adkins; Andrew Otto to senior graphic designer at fast-growing Philippe Becker Design; and others.