Ms. Jill M. Spaeth

Member Since November 2003
Member Type Design Leader
AIGA Chapter Washington DC
Title President & Director of Design
Company Citizen Creative
Email [email protected]
Website www.citizen-creative.com
Portfolio Site www.citizen-creative.com
Field Environmental design
Experience design
Exhibition design
Bio

Jill Spaeth is president and director of design at Citizen Creative, a firm she established in 2010 that specializes in experience design—primarily large-scale environmental graphics and signage. Jill often collaborates with architects and interior designers to incorporate Citizen Creative’s vision into the built environment. She chooses projects that bring to life the name “Citizen”—representing an allegiance to meaningful and effective design.

Spaeth has served on the AIGA DC Board of Directors since 2005 and completed her two-year term as chapter president in 2011. During her presidential tenure, Jill worked with the board of directors to transform AIGA DC’s biennial design show, AIGA 50, by using online tools to showcase all submissions through an accessible online gallery. In 2007, she was part of the team that founded the AIGA DC Design Continuum Scholarship Fund with the goal of increasing diversity in the design profession. Since its inception, the fund has given more than $30,000 in scholarships to under-represented local students.

Most recently Spaeth added the title of chief creative officer to her CV by joining science and technology startup, Zansors. Zansors develops diagnostic tools for health care and Jill oversees design by translating complicated technology into practical, user-centered solutions.

Spaeth received an executive education in business at Yale University’s School of Management and has a B.F.A in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology. She frequently lectures at the University of Maryland and has taught graphic design history at George Mason University.

  • Jill Spaeth commented on the article "We Thank You, Steve Jobs"

    I have such a heavy heart today, not because I love all Apple products, but because we lost such an amazing advocate for design and honestly human kind. Steve Jobs taught us to think different, embrace new beginnings and trust yourself. My favorite memory is his commencement speech from 2005 at Stanford University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&feature=youtu.be

  • Jill Spaeth commented on the article "We Thank You, Steve Jobs"

    I have such a heavy heart today, not because I love all Apple products, but because we lost such an amazing advocate for design and honestly human kind. Steve Jobs taught us to think different, embrace new beginnings and trust yourself. My favorite memory is his commencement speech from 2005 at Stanford University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&feature=youtu.be

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