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Visiting Designer: Rick Valicenti

February 4, 2016
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Design legend Rick Valicenti will share his most recent work and his unique perspectives on design, culture, and creative process at the Frostic School of Art on Thursday, February 4, at 5:30 p.m. in room 2008 of the Richmond Center for the Visual Arts. Valicenti will also be giving a workshop for Graphic Design students on Friday, February 5.

Rick Valicenti has been a leading presence in design as a practitioner, an educator, and a mentor. He is the founder and design director of Thirst, a Chicago-based communication design practice providing design and immersive environments for high profile clients in the architectural, performing arts, and education communities.

Valicenti’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and published in The New York Times. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Yale and Columbia University libraries, the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and Denver Art Museum. Valicenti has juried countless design awards, including the President's Design Awards and National Endowment for the Arts.

The White House honored Valicenti in 2011 with the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Award for Communication Design. In 2006, he received the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Medal, the highest honor of the graphic design profession, for his sustained contribution to design excellence and the development of the profession. In 2004, he was recognized as a Fellow of AIGA Chicago. He is also a former president of the Society of Typographic Arts and is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).