AIGA FELLOW: NAMED BY AIGA SEATTLE, 2007
Anne Traver is a partner and strategic director at Methodologie, a Seattle-based communication strategy firm that builds brands and develops leadership communications for Fortune 1000 clients and global foundations, including the Boeing Company, The Coca-Cola Company and the MacArthur Foundation.
Traver’s work as a designer and creative director has garnered more than 100 awards and has been featured in more than 50 publications, including the AIGA annual, Applied Arts, The Black Book AR100, Communication Arts and Graphis. Her work as a strategist includes naming and brand strategy as well as corporate and investor communications, including annual reports and corporate social responsibility reports. As a leading design strategist, Traver has presented on design and communication topics to audiences across the country.
An entrepreneur as well as a designer, Traver started the Traver Company in 1976, focusing on clients in the arts and human services. The Traver Company merged with Methodologie in 2000. Traver co-founded the Seattle chapter of AIGA in 1986, and it quickly became one of the nation’s leading chapters.
Traver is also an associate assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Art, teaching classes in professional practice, brand identity and publication design.