ADC Awards

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Brand / Communication Design

Lucille Tenazas

Henry Wolf Professor of Communication Design

Parsons School of Design

New York, United States

Lucille Tenazas is a graphic designer and the Henry Wolf Professor of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design in New York, and currently the Associate Dean in the School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT). Her work is at the intersection of typography and linguistics, with design that reflects complex and poetic means of visual expression. Lucille’s work has been featured in various publications, as well as shown in museum exhibitions, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Originally from Manila, the Philippines, she has taught and practiced in the United States since 1979, a trajectory that included living in San Francisco, Rome, Italy and New York. She studied at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and received her MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. An authority in the evolving state of design education, she has conducted workshops in institutions throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Lucille was the national president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) from 1996-98 and was awarded the AIGA Medal for lifetime achievement in design in 2013.




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