We are pleased to announce Steve Frykholm and Yang Kim as our first two honorary Fellows for 2014! AIGA allows chapters to nominate candidates who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter.
Frykholm, who serves as Vice President and Creative Director of Herman Miller, and Kim, Executive Creative Director at Peopledesign, worked together for about a decade at Herman Miller in the early 1990s. There they created a series of annual reports that pushed the boundaries of what a report could be, including one covered with Post-It notes and postcards from customers, and another with an emergency rain poncho on the cover to show how the company was weathering the economic turmoil. Since then, both have continued to have illustrious careers filled with honors, including a 2010 Medal from AIGA National for Frykholm and a place on the “50 Most Influential Designers Working Today” from GD USA for Kim.
Frykholm and Kim will be honored during a gala in Spring 2014, creating an opportunity to showcase their work and introduce them to other members of the design community.