AIGA Medalists

AIGA just announced the 2010 recipients of the AIGA Medal: Steve Frykholm, John Maeda and Jennifer Morla!

Steve Frykholm has defined the voice and sensibility of the Herman Miller brand for the past 40 years, directing the graphic identity of the National Design Award-winning corporation. His iconic work, as a designer, art director and client, has been widely published and exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Danish Museum of Decorative Art. As the creative director and vice president of Herman Miller, Frykholm has demonstrated the ability of great design to influence business and has in turn influenced many corporations to follow suit.

John Maeda is an artist, designer, programmer, author and educator. For more than a decade, he has worked to integrate technology, education and the arts into a 21st-century synthesis of creativity and innovation. Maeda has demonstrated the power of approaching problems with a designer’s ability to challenge assumptions and anticipated outcomes; he is a leading advocate for creativity as a business. Formerly the associate director of research at MIT Media Lab, Maeda now serves as president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Jennifer Morla is a consummate communications designer, endowed with a sensibility that uses craft, technique, medium and an intuitive understanding of how words and images can influence human understanding and delight. Morla, a former national board member of AIGA and former president of AIGA San Francisco, is also an adjunct professor at California College of the Arts, where she has been teaching senior-level design courses since 1992. She is the president and creative director of Morla Design and has served as the chief creative marketing officer for Design Within Reach.