The Fresh Award recognizes up-and-coming designers who are breaking boundaries in design.

Alex Bloom | 2013

Alex is a creative director, designer and front-end developer. His work spans brand identities, websites, apps, and experiences for nonprofit initiatives and global enterprises. Website

Melissa McFeeters | 2011

Born and raised in Maryland, Melissa moved to Philadelphia to attend Tyler School of Art where she received my BFA in graphic design. After several years working as an in-house designer, she’s currently a full-time freelancer working on both print and web projects from my studio in Fishtown. Website

Brian Jacobson | 2010

Brian Jacobson, this year’s Fresh Award winner, is the owner and principal of BAJ Design and GritCityInc. Publishing. In 2006, Brian started his own studio at 24 years old and GritCity Publishing was founded two years later. “These companies allow me to take on a broad scope of work and produce many different results-branding & identity to books and permanent exhibits,” says Brian. Since 2006, Brian designed, curated and published three books and played a vital role in the direction of magazine, an ethnically diverse Philadelphia magazine. He has worked with high-profile clients, such as Starr Restaurants, UPenn and Virtua Healthcare. Brian’s company has also dedicated 15% of its annual revenue through pro bono work. Brian is a true example of a young designer with the talent and drive to break the boundaries of design within the Philadelphia community and beyond. Website

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AIGA Philadelphia proudly presents Feedback 19! Already in its 19th year, this annual event connects emerging area creatives with industry professionals in one-on-one portfolio reviews, providing valuable input and advice. Registration opening soon!
Philadelphia · Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Join us to celebrate AIGA Philadelphia's 2017 Fellow Award Recipient, Allan Espiritu! The AIGA Fellow award is the highest honor an AIGA chapter can bestow upon one of its members.
Philadelphia · Friday, May 5, 2017
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We are proud to welcome legendary designer Steve Frykholm on May 11th to share stories about his design journey. Known for his time as Vice President of Creative Design at furniture company Herman Miller, Frykholm pushed the envelope as the company's first in-house graphic designer by creating, early in his career, the now iconic posters for the Summer Picnic Series. Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from a design icon.
Philadelphia · Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Philadelphia · Event from the community · Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Philadelphia · Event from the community · Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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