Impressive Roundup of 2009 Awards Highlights CCA Graphic Design Faculty and Alumni

Bob Aufuldish was honored at San Francisco Center for the Book's "Five Treasures: The SFCB Peer Recognition Event"

Graphic Design faculty and alumni won big in 2009. Print magazine; Graphis, publishers of the eponymous international design magazine, design annuals, and numerous other publications; AIGA, the professional association for design; and the San Francisco Center for the Book all honored numerous CCA faculty and/or alumni from the Graphic Design Program—some of whom garnered multiple prestigious awards during the year.

Congratulations to each and all for a remarkable year of design accomplishments!

Awarded Faculty

Graphic Design faculty member and alum Michael Vanderbyl was honored with no fewer than five awards, collectively, from Graphis and Print magazines for his brochure, packaging, and poster design used in promoting his successful design company Vanderbyl Design.

Eric Heiman and Bob Aufuldish each took home numerous accolades in 2009.

Heiman was honored in Print magazine’s regional Design Annual Awards issue for an AIGA program design and an Art Auction invitation and catalog. He also won a Graphis Design Annual Award for his work at the California Academy of Sciences.

Aufuldish was also honored by Print magazine's regional Design Annual Awards for his CCA Architecture Lecture Series poster design. In keeping his winning stride, San Francisco Center for the Book recently recognized Aufuldish at the “Five Treasures: The SFCB Peer Recognition Event,” a ceremony that pays tribute to five specific persons who have contributed in the field of book design.

Awarded Alumni

Many alumni followed in similar footsteps as faculty members by earning copious design awards in 2009. A staggering 14 projects were honored at Print magazine’s regional Design Annual Awards, and another eight were awarded at the Graphis Design Annual Awards. (See the complete list of awarded CCA faculty and alumni below.)

Alumna Gaby Brink (Graphic Design 1995)] won not one but two Print magazine regional Design Annual Awards for her promotional design work with San Francisco-based Frameline (producers of the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the largest LGBT film festival in the world) and paper product manufacturer Crane & Co. Brink also won a Graphis Design Annual Award for her brochure design for Scharffen Berger chocolates.

Recent alumna Robyn Waxman's (MFA Design 2009) F.A.R.M. project received notable recognition this past year. The F.A.R.M. tabloid she designed as part of her thesis project (see the F.A.R.M. website) was given a San Francisco Parks Trust Innovator Award and a Communication Arts Design Annual Award. Additionally, Robyn secured a first-place AIGA (Re)design Award for nonprofit social responsibility.

View the other Graphic Design faculty and alumni who were similarly honored in 2009.