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365: AIGA Year in Design Awards

Submitted on December 15, 2022 - 1:48pm

AIGA, a professional association for design, announced the winners of the 365: AIGA Year in Design Awards on December 1, 2022. Two of the awardees have close ties to the School.

Studio Matthews

Led by Visual Communication Design Associate Professor Kristine Matthews, this firm won for wayfinding and environmental graphic design installations at Asurion’s Global Headquarters, located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Juror Rafael Esquer had this to say: "The meticulous attention to details, unified vision, and impeccable craftsmanship throughout every facet of this project make it a winner." Learn more at:

Eason Yang

Yang created NED (Not Entirely Dead) as his Master of Design thesis project in 2022. It is a social enterprise championing cancer survivors in the workplace. NED won the AIGA award in the category of social design. Juror Jan Wilker said: "Heartfelt reason to start a meaningful project, easy to support." Learn more at:

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