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Connie Asher started a freelance business in 1977, in a home studio
handsomely equipped with a T-square, a few sheets of press type, a
bottle of rubber cement and a $49 Sears drawing board. Today the company
is one of Denver’s most respected graphic design firms, creating design
solutions for businesses with national and international markets. The
formula for the studio’s strength is part people and part process—a
collaborative approach that taps into the core wisdom of each client
organization to produce materials that work.
Asher holds a BA in fine art from South Dakota State University. She
is a founding member of the Colorado chapter of AIGA, and a former board
member of the Art Directors Club of Denver. She received a Sappi “Ideas
that Matter” grant in 2003, and won the Belmar Award for Achievement in
Art and Design in 2004. By the time she sold the business in 2007,
Asher Studio had amassed more than 115 local and national awards for
design excellence, and the firm continues to thrive.
Asher has adapted to retirement better than anticipated, relishing a
little more time for gardening, hiking, golf, travel and
silversmithing—her newest passion. She follows design news with interest
and still views the world with a designer’s eye. “I collect old pine
boxes and metal ashtrays from the 1960s with odd lettering and juicy
logos and slogans,” she says. “I still hate junk mail, double spaces
after periods, and I’m continually entertained by the quirky hand-drawn
typography on the Colorado license plate.”
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history, interview, Voice
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"The Crisis of Credit Visualized" (2008), an animation designed by Jonathan Jarvis to explain the global economic crisis (and part of the AIGA Design Archives), has been featured on "Design and Violence," MoMA's experimental online curatorial project spearheaded by Paola Antonelli. Selected by the project curators, Jarvis' work is described by Gillian Tett of the Financial Times and intended as a prompt for public discussion on the site.
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information design, graphic design, animation
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In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, a local design studio sought to make sense of the chaotic sequence of events. Using iconography to tell the story, here is the book they created: 102 Hours.
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book design, communication design, Design for Good, social issues
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Balloting is closed and it’s official - I’m on the national board of @AIGAdesign! Is this what cloud 9 feels like?!?! #aigaconnect
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