Humbled


2015
Graphic Design USA's People to Watch in 2015

2014
Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards
Graphic Category, Finalist

Society of Typographic Arts, Archive 14
Best in Show

CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design

Newcity's Leaders of Culture
Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2014

AIGA Justified
Finalist 

IDSA International Design Excellence Awards
Finalist

2013
GOOD: 10 Best Designs of 2013

2012
IDSA International Design Excellence Awards 
Silver 

2008
Fast Company Best Business Books of 2008

2000
Print Regional Design Annual, The East

ADDY Award 
Collateral Material, Industry Self Promotion

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
Gold Medallion Award

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
Silver Medallion Award

1999
National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
Silver Medallion Award

1998
Print Regional Design Annual, New York City

Spoken


2015
Adobe Creative Jam

Kellogg School of Management, Zell Scholars Program / Northwestern University
Guest Lecture: Naming + Brand Development

2014
Designers on Design: Nine Top Chicago Creatives Talk Turkey

UIC School of Design: Information Aesthetics
Guest Lecture

Vertiv Chicago Paper Show
Truth: 25 x 25 

AIA National Convention: 
Diversity in Design

Motorola Speaker Series:
The Making of Divvy

Morningstar Lecture Series

AIGA Design Envy

2013
Apple Store
The Making of Divvy 

Design Academy Eindhoven 

2012
SEEK Conference NIU

Creative Mornings Chicago

2011
Design Madison 

Served


2012 — 2015
AIGA Chicago 
President, Co-President

2014 — 2015
AIGA National Task Force
Membership Dues Revenue

2004 — 2007
AIGA Chicago 
Programming Chair

 

Judged


2015
AIGA Cased

2014
Camp Firebelly Shark Tank

Divvy Data Challenge

Northern Illinois University 
Signature Awards

City in a Garden: 
Chicago Sustainable Poster Show

8th District ADDY Awards

2013
Greater Good Designathon 
First Five Years Fund