2017 Design

Every 730 days, AIGA Cleveland hosts a biennial competition which inevitably discovers and celebrates the best of the best in design.

This competition is a part of AIGA Cleveland’s ongoing effort to promote and support the work of exceptional design talent residing in Northeast Ohio. Not only does the competition spread a positive message about the benefits of design, it plays a significant role in demonstrating the important contributions that design provides our community.

2017 Winners

Meet the Judges

Each competition year, a select group of design professionals are invited to Cleveland, to evaluate Design 730 Competition entries and are tasked with choosing pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and effective at solving challenges. The Design 730 Competition panel of judges includes some of our industry’s top creative professionals.

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson is the creative director of Visual Arts Press at the School of Visual Arts, and a partner at Anderson Newton Design. She is the design subcommittee chair of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee for the USPS, and has taught at SVA for over 25 years. Anderson is an AIGA Medalist, and co-author of lots of books with Steven Heller.

Allan Espiritu

Allan Espiritu is a Philadelphia based graphic designer and educator. He is founder of gdloft PHL, a small collaborative design studio made up of photographers, fine artists, students, designers and (aspiring) competitive food eaters, focusing on design for educational, arts and cultural and non-profit institutions. gdloft’s work has been published and acknowledged by AIGA, GDUSA, UCDA, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, HOW, STEP and Art Directors Club. gdloft’s work has also appeared in Gestalten and Rockport publications.

Allan heads the graphic design concentration at Rutgers University, Camden Campus and had recently served as President of the AIGA Philadelphia chapter.

Ellen Beldner

Ellen Beldner is a San Francisco based UX designer. She is currently the Head of Design and UX at Stitch Fix where she leads both the product management and UX teams. She has a broad range of experience planning and launching software for consumers, prosumers / business professionals, & expert-use systems. Over her career, Ellen has contributed to user experience for companies such as Groupon, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google.

Awards Reception

Friday, May 19, 2017

Red Space
2400 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Join AIGA Cleveland for the Design 730 Awards Reception where top honors will be announced, awarded and celebrated! The final selections will be on display, stop by to see the work, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and celebrate great design! The exhibition is free and open to everyone. Winner entries will be on display until Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Partners & Sponsors

AIGA Cleveland is honored to host the biennial competition for the Cleveland design community through the generous support of our partners.