AIGA Pittsburgh Fellow Award

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The Pittsburgh chapter of AIGA cordially invites you to join us in honoring Dan Boyarski, who has been named the AIGA Pittsburgh Fellow for 2014.

Registration for this event will close on Monday, May 5 at 8 PM EST.

The Fellow Award is the highest distinction an AIGA chapter can confer upon one of its members. It honors mature designers who have made significant contributions — through education, writing, leadership, reputation, and design practice — to raising standards of excellence in practice and conduct in their chapters and their design communities.

Dan is widely considered a pioneer of interaction design and kinetic typography. A professor at (and formerly the head of) the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, he has taught typography, information, and interaction design at the graduate and undergraduate levels since 1982.

Among his interests are time-based communication; visualization of complex data; and the combination of type, image, sound, and motion for effective communication. He has conducted research for organizations like IBM, Samsung, Nortel, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Microsoft, and he frequently addresses national and international conferences and symposia.

After earning his MFA in graphic design from Indiana University, he studied design and film animation at the School for Design in Basel, Switzerland. The Design Management Institute awarded Dan the 1999 Muriel Cooper Prize for “outstanding achievement in advancing design, technology, and communications in the digital environment.”

Friday, May 9, 2014
Cocktails 6:30 p.m.
Program 7:30 p.m.
Words of appreciation
A conversation with Dan
Presentation of the Fellow Award

Attire: Festive

Rangos Ballroom,
University Student Center
Carnegie Mellon University
5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Parking and directions:
The Rangos Ballroom is on the 2nd floor of the University Center (#30 on this map), directly up the interior stairs facing the East-West Walkway.

Parking is free after 5 PM, in garage #P7 on the above map, off of Forbes, by the stadium. Street parking is limited but available on Tech Street, Frew Street, and Margaret Morrison Street near the University Center, and is free after 6:00 PM.

Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, May 7 at 8 PM EST.

Admission Prices:
Non-member: $50
Contributor: $40
Supporter: $35
Sustaining Member: $30
Design Leader: $20
Student Non-member: $20
Student Member: $10 

Thanks to our generous sponsors:
Art Groll of Lindenmeyr Munroe
School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University
George Heidekat
Landesberg Design
Portfolio Creative
RR Donnelley Printing

For more information, please contact Doris Short