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Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards provide an opportunity for ArtCenter to publicly recognize the talent, service and influence of its alumni. ArtCenter is proud to celebrate our most recent award recipients.

From L to R: ArtCenter President Lorne Buchman, Gloria Kondrup, Ini Archibong, Doug Aitken, Sterling Ruby.

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Doug Aitken BFA 1991

2019 Distinguished Midcareer Award

Sterling Ruby MFA 2015

2019 Outstanding Service Award

Gloria Kondrup MFA 1993

2019 Young Innovator Award

Ini Archibong BS 2012

Gloria Kondrup
Gloria Kondrup

My Journey to Type Heaven

When you’re truly present, creativity and inspiration can come from so many different places.

Nikolai Cornell MFA 04

From ArtCenter to Adidas: Meet Computational Designer Jacques Perrault

The responsibility of creative people is to try and offer less traditional paths of problem solving to those who might benefit from it.

Gala Narezo BFA 01
Gordon Bruce
Gordon Bruce

How to Design a World

And the award goes to...



The ArtCenter Alumni Awards are an annual recognition bestowed by the College with input from internal stakeholders and our global alumni community. FullCircle board members—comprised of alumni, friends, artists and designers— review all award nominee submissions, select the final recipient slate and share with President Buchman for approval.


Past Award Winners (2007-2018)

Lifetime Achievement
Recognizing a lifetime of professional and/or creative achievement

  • 2007 - Syd Mead BS 1951
  • 2008 - Frank Nuovo BS 1986
  • 2009 - Kenji Ekuan BS 1957 (d)
  • 2010 - Doyald Young BFA 1955 (d)
  • 2011 - Lou Danziger BFA 1948
  • 2012 - Bruce Burdick BS 1961
  • 2013 - Gordon Bruce BS 1972
  • 2014 - Shiro Nakamura 1981
  • 2015 - Drew Struzan BFA 1970
  • 2016 - Michael Reese BS 1974
  • 2017 - Kit Hinrichs BFA 1963
  • 2018 - James Miho BFA 1955

Outstanding Service
Recognizing significant service to ArtCenter or realized humanitarian design impact

  • 2007 - Ramone Muñoz MFA 1990, BFA 1977
  • 2008 - Mikio Osaki BFA 1961
  • 2009 - Michael Osborne BFA 1978
  • 2010 - Stephanie Sigg MS 1998
  • 2011 - Wendy MacNaughton BFA 1999
  • 2012 - Gala Narezo BFA 2001
  • 2013 - Stan Kong BS 1983
  • 2014 - Patrick Kiruki BS 2005
  • 2015 - Gary Meyer BFA 1959
  • 2016 - Rob Ball BS 1983
  • 2017 - Julian Ryder BFA 1972
  • 2018 - Paul Bielenberg BFA 1998 and Jahee Lee BFA 1990; MFA 1992

Young Innovator
Recognizing a notable professional or creative innovation, bestowed on a recent alum of the past 10 years

  • 2007 - Nikolai Cornell MFA 2004
  • 2008 - Dustin Arnold BFA 2004
  • 2009 - Eric Benjamin Nyquist BFA 2007
  • 2010 - Geetika Agrawal MS 2005
  • 2011 - Jonathan Jarvis MFA 2009
  • 2012 - John Niero BS 2007
  • 2013 - Spencer Nikosey BS 2008
  • 2014 - Katie Dill BS 2007
  • 2015 - Mari Nakano MFA 2010
  • 2016 - Jessie Kawata BFA 2011
  • 2017 - Jacques Perrault 2014
  • 2018 - Kevin Bethune MS 2012