Yang Kim to judge Chicago Design Archive competition
Grand Rapids, MI – August 27, 2009 – Yang Kim, creative director at People Design, has been invited to serve as a judge for Archive09, the annual design archive show of the Society of Typographic Arts (STA). Judging begins tomorrow in downtown Chicago. Archive09 winners will be honored October 29, 2009, at a gala hosted by the STA. The winning designs will be added to the Chicago Design Archive online gallery.
“Every year, the STA selects and preserves the best work of the Chicago design community through its Archive competition,” says Justin Ahrens, Co-Chair 2009 STA Chicago Archive and principal of strategic design firm Rule29 (host organization for Archive09). “Its panel of judges is comprised of the most respected designers from around the country. Yang Kim is an insightful, perceptive, and discerning talent whose firm, People Design, is among the top firms in the country. The STA is thrilled that Yang has agreed to serve as a judge.”
Yang’s fellow judges include design icons Kelly Kaminski from Grip Design, Scott Thares from Wink, Rick Valicenti from Thirst, and Armin Vit from Under Consideration.
“The Chicago Design Archive is a record of a growing, vibrant local design scene,” says Yang. “It will be an exciting day of smart designers reviewing smart design.”
Serving the entire community of Chicago designers since 2002, the Chicago Design Archive provides the single, permanent, online record of design excellence created by Chicagoland professionals from 1927 to the present. It began as a collection of nearly 900 slides of outstanding work done by Chicago designers between 1927 and 2002. That collection has grown through the acquisitions of personal collections and, since 2005, by selected entries from the STA-sponsored annual Archive competition.
About The Society of Typographic Arts
Since its inception in 1927, the Society of Typographic Arts has been a vital participant in the Chicago design community, sponsoring seminars and conferences and developing publications. For a brief time in the late 1980s, STA became the American Center for Design. In 1990, the STA reorganized with a renewed commitment to design in Chicago. Today, it serves as the driving force in Chicago design, presenting a schedule of diverse events, sponsoring the annual Archive competition, and hosting the Chicago Design Archive collection. For more information, visit www.sta-chicago.org.
About People Design
People Design helps companies conceive and produce innovative customer experiences. We work with leaders to develop insights into customer behavior, then we design tools to support the touchpoints between the business and its customers. Rooted in empathy for people, our work results in smart strategies that connect our clients with their customers and foster loyalty. For more information, visit www.peopledesign.com.