Mitchell Mauk is principal of Mauk Design, which he founded in San Francisco in 1986. Mauk Design specializes in exhibit design, branding, directional sign programs and furniture. His firm puts special emphasis on marketing integration of two- and three-dimensional images. Mauk has won multiple Gold and Silver awards from the IDSA, SEGD and other competitions, and was named Exhibit Designer of the Year by "Exhibitor Magazine." He was the first American designer to have a light design manufactured by the prestigious Italian lighting firm Artemide. Mauk began his career at Bass/Yeager & Associates, followed by BMW/Designworks USA. At Mark Anderson Design, he was senior designer involved in developing the brand image of the early Apple computers and corporate identity for Herman Miller’s Office Pavilion. Mauk’s work has been featured in "Communication Arts," "Interior & Sources," "VMSD," "AXIS" and "Graphis," and is in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.