Ms. Karin Hibma
Karin Hibma+Cronan commented on the article "Richard Danne on Why We’re in Design’s “Awkward Phase”"
Spending time with Richard and his wife and partner Barbara this past winter pulled together a lot of threads in the AIGA story for me. When he was AIGA President, and chapters were just beginning, there were 1600 members nationally. Thanks to his leadership, subsequent leadership, and the vision of our organization, now there are over 25,000 members internationally, including 1700+ in our AIGA SF chapter alone. Rob Walker wrote in the New York Times (9/22/14) about it's being "The Golden Age of Design". I agree with Richard that it's also an "awkward phase" as continual change is disruptive. Disruptive is good, it's a partner to innovation and growth. Our clients and their organizations are creating change. Design is an instrument of change, and change is an instrument of design. AIGA is 100 years new. Thank you for the vision and encouragement, Richard, here's to 100 more!