Design Projects by Corcoran Students, Staff, Faculty Selected for the AIGA DC 50 Biennial

February 13, 2012

The 12th biennial AIGA DC 50, a juried exhibition that showcases 50 of the strongest examples of design produced in the Washington, D.C., region during the past two years, has been announced, and several of the winners are from the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design.

The Office of Design, the Corcoran’s in-house graphic design team, won an award for collateral materials created for the 30 Americans exhibition. Design Lab, an undergraduate college course that works as an in-house design studio, was included in the AIGA DC 50 for its NEXT at the Corcoran identity package. Design Lab student winners include: Mike Theodoran, Nancy Palm, Ron Cortez, Ken Zinser, Katherine Carberry, and Derek Long.

AIGA DC 50 winners from the Corcoran college faculty include Design Faculty Sam Shelton with KINETIK and Francheska Guerrero, Interim Chair of Undergraduate Design and Associate Professor. Sam Shelton and KINETIK won four awards for the Corcoran Glimpsebook; the Wilson Center 2010 Annual Report; the KIDS COUNT Special Report: Learning to Read, Reading to Learn; and A New Approach to Principal Preparation. Francheska Guerrero with Unfolding Terrain received awards for two projects: the 100 Greatest TV Spots Lecture Poster and the Kitchen Redux Brand Program & Tea Towel Designs.

AIGA DC will recognize the winners on April 25, 2012 in an exhibition and reception in the Atrium of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, College of Art + Design.

About AIGA DC: AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to furthering excellence in design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice. More info: