Jiseon Lee Isbara currently serves as provost of Otis College of Art and Design. She will follow Elissa Tenny as president in the 158-year history of School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
Health and wellness marketing agency Werremeyer Creative promotes Steve Hartman to CCO. Hartman now spearheads the agency’s creative initiatives and leads its innovative approach to healthcare marketing.
Greteman Group has appointed Julie Rains to project manager at the aviation-focused marketing agency. Rains assists in overseeing the workflow and resources associated with agency tasks.
Creative and production studio TigerLily has promoted award-winning creative Varick Rosete to Chief Design Officer + Principal. Rosete previously spent more than a decade as Art Director at the studio.
Genaro Solis Rivero is an award-winning graphic designer and educator specializing in branding. He joined the Baylor University Art faculty in 2023, following five years of teaching Communication Design at Texas State.
Creative and media agency Cutwater has bolstered its leadership team by welcoming Amy Su as Creative Director and Justin Juul as Director of Social. Su and Juul are working throughout Cutwater’s full client portfolio.
Designit, a Wipro-owned global experience innovation agency, names several hires as part of its growth strategy in the Americas. Most of the hires will focus on creative, design and brand-building for clients.
Peter Seitz, a pioneering graphic designer closely associated with Minneapolis MN’s creative community, has died. He is often credited with being the spark that began the Twin Cities’ ascent into a design mecca.
AIGA has named the winners of the 2023/2024 AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. Awarded annually, the scholarships encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.
Bobby Pearce has joined Gravity Global in the newly created role as U.S. Head of Creative. Pearce has led creative for such agencies as BBDO, David&Goliath, The Wonderful Company, Fallon Worldwide, and GS&P.
Hilary Lentini has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. Lentini is an experienced business owner and award-winning graphic designer who has been in the industry for over three decades.
As CBX marks its 20th anniversary, Satoru Wakeshima, a 17 year veteran of the agency, will balance the growing needs of current clients as well as looking ahead to the next 20 years.
Span has announced Nick Adam as Associate Partner and Design Director. Since joining Span in 2020 as design principal, Adam has led numerous cultural, institutional, and civic focused projects for the studio.
Renowned graphic designer Peter Good, forever associated with his iconic logo design for the NHL Hartford Whalers, passed away on May 2 at the age of 80. His prolific career spanned more than 50 years.
Consumer packaged goods brand evolution necessitates expanded capabilities for the Olberding Brand Family. The company has shuffled its leadership team, added a new CMO, and plans to add 40+ employees in US & UK locations.
Lippincott names a new Global Creative Director. Brendán Murphy has over 30 years experience (most spent at Lippincott) in visual and verbal design. Clients have included Aer Lingus, BD, DuPont, NYC Pride, Liberty Mutual, Morgan Stanley, MSK, and Samsung.
The Type Directors Club’s highest honor recognizes individuals and institutions who have made outstanding contributions to typography. Jan Middendorp is the latest recipient and will receive the medal in May.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announces that the next Smithsonian Design Triennial, set to open in fall 2024, will be organized by Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Christina L. De Leon, and Michelle Joan Wilkinson.
Sugihara joins 62ABOVE after spending four years as Senior Art Director at Greenhaus in San Diego. Agency clients include Qualcomm, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Caesar’s Entertainment, and more.
In a period of expansion, creative and media agency Cutwater, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, has bolstered its client services department by tapping Matt Allen as Group Account Director. His clients have included McDonald’s, HP and Pella.
How is 2023 shaping up for job seekers and hiring managers? Paul Flaharty, executive director of the marketing and creative practice at global talent solutions firm Robert Half, has insights and answers in this GDUSA podcast.
Carin Goldberg, a graphic designer who brought a postmodern sensibility to book and album covers, and was at the heart of the vibrant NYC design community of the 1980s – 2000s, died on January 19 at 69.
Drinks specialist Denomination is increasing its capabilities in design innovation and sustainability with new appointees Simon Gawn, Butler Looney and Jonny Kearns. Rowena Curlewis is CEO of the global agency.
Elmwood has appointed Paul Collins as Executive Director of Strategy & Innovation, in a role “intended to elevate the agency’s reputation for powerful and provocative brand solutions anchored in tension.”
Kevin Hall Design is celebrating 30 years in business. The namesake/founder previously held art director and designer positions with General Foods Corporation and Marketing Corporation of America and will have an exhibition of his work this summer in Milford CT.
The prolific and often bombastic George Lois has died at 91. A decade ago, GDUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national survey in which readers declared Lois “the most influential Art Director of the past 50 years.”