The AIGA Fellow Award is the highest honor an AIGA chapter may bestow upon one of its members. With it, we honor senior-level members who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community. The areas of education, writing, leadership, and reputation, as well as the practice of design, have equal consideration in measuring significant contribution.
WILLIE BARONET worked hither and yon for ad agencies and design firms prior to starting GroupBaronet in 1992. In 2006 Willie sold the company — but not before being featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, New York Art Directors, The One Show, Print Casebooks, Annual Report Trends, The Type Directors Club and Annual Report Design: A Historical Retrospective 1510-1990, organized by the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design. Willie has spoken to various organizations over the years, including TEDxSMU, and has judged many creative competitions including the prestigious Communication Arts Annual. His art has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA, the Galerie Carolyn Heinz in Hamburg, Germany, and 500X in Dallas. He is currently a member of the art collectives “In Cooperation With Muscle Nation” and “CircleWerk.” He has taught advertising design at Brookhaven Community College, Texas A&M at Commerce, TCU, and has served as visiting faculty for the MA Program at Syracuse University. Willie is currently a visiting Executive-in-Residence at SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute where he teaches a classes related to creativity and portfolio.
JIMMY SQUIRES started Squires & Company in 1975. His extensive experience and expertise in graphic design and management provide strong leadership and a solid foundation for the firm. He has worked with some of the most prestigious companies in the Southwest, including American Airlines, Exxon Corporation, Sunshine Mining Company, Valhi, Inc. and NL Industries, to name only a few. Jimmy’s work in design has been recognized nationally and internationally through award shows and periodicals, including gold, silver and bronze awards in annual report design from Financial World Magazine and numerous awards from local and regional shows, including the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Dallas Advertising League and the Dallas IABC. He is a member of and affiliated with many professional organizations, including the DSVC, the National Investor Relations Institute and the Deep Ellum Association. He is also heavily involved in a number of non-profit and charitable causes.
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