Brought to you for the first time, the Texas Show celebrates the best of Austin, Dallas, and Houston design. This exhibit is comprised of a competition, awards ceremony, catalog, and traveling exhibit. The Texas Show is open to all Texas design professionals and students. You don’t have to be an AIGA member to enter.
A founding member of leading Film Title design company Imaginary Forces, Karin Fong has created across multiple disciplines. A filmmaker, animator, artist and more, her work has appeared in Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, The Wexner Center and numerous books and publications. Her awards include D&AD, ADC, One Show, and an Emmy.
Paula Scher began her graphic design career as a record cover art director at both Atlantic and CBS Records in the 1970s and in 1991 she joined Pentagram as a partner. She has developed identity and branding systems, promotional materials, environmental graphics, packaging and publication designs for a wide range of clients, drawing from what Tom Wolfe has called the “big closet” of art and design history, classic and pop iconography, literature, music and film to create images that speak to contemporary audiences with emotional impact and appeal.
Paula is a recipient of the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design and the AIGA Medal, she holds honorary doctorates from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and she is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, as well as many other institutions. Her teaching career includes over two decades at the School of Visual Arts, along with positions at the Cooper Union, Yale University and the Tyler School of Art. In 2002 Princeton Architectural Press published her career monograph Make It Bigger.
Joe Duffy (more info to come)
Herman Dyal (more info to come)
Thomas Hull is principal and senior designer for Rigsby Hull, a Houston-based communications design firm specializing in brand communications strategy and identity development for corporations throughout the US.
A passion for clear communication and sophisticated typography have lead to the exhibition of Thomas’ communications design in such forums as Communication Arts, The American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual, ID Magazine and The Type Directors Club.
With Rigsby Hull since 1996, Thomas is active in the design community and he teaches and lectures for organizations and universities around the country. He is a member of the AIGA Houston Chapter and the Art Directors Club of Houston.
Paula Savage Hansen
Paula Savage Hansen, who founded Savage over 35 years ago, was an early pioneer in interactive media and Website design and formed a number of technology-related graphic and communications companies. Savage is noted for branding and corporate design, attracting Fortune 100 companies to Houston for high quality design thinking. Hansen is a past AIGA Texas Board Member and President and most recently served on the national board of directors for the Association of Professional Design Firms. In 2008 she was honored with the AIGA Fellow Award.