2019 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.

2019 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.

Dian Holton

Dian Holton is Senior Deputy Art Director at AARP and a freelance visual/brand associate for the GAP. Her background includes publishing (print/digital), integrated marketing, retail installation, styling and, most recently, footwear designer. She currently serves on the AIGA Washington DC chapter board as their Strategic Initiatives which oversees the Design Continuum Fund scholarship, Design for Good, Women's Leadership and Design for Democracy. Her passions include education, philanthropy, fashion and pop culture.

Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor is a multidisciplinary creative with degrees in psychology and design. Currently she is a Creative Manager in licensing at Hallmark, where she oversees the creative product development and relationships between internal development teams and outside movie and TV studio licensed brands like Warner Bros., DC Comics, Harry Potter, FOX, LEGO, Minecraft, NBCUniversal, Star Wars, Star Trek and AMC’s The Walking Dead. She is also the current Creative Director for PopMinded — Hallmark’s pop culture brand experience—overseeing the pop-up and online shops, fan convention activities, social media, webcasts and more. Previously at Hallmark, she worked as a designer in several areas of the company including books, the internal corporate marketing and branding studio, and the B2B loyalty marketing studio working with brands like State Farm and Target. As a freelancer, Taylor has created branding and collateral for local KC theaters, bars, restaurants and nonprofit organizations. She has spoken at multiple Design and Branding conferences as well as corporate events and AIGA Chapters. She is past president and programming director of the AIGA KC Chapter and current AIGA National Board Member, where she has co-chaired the 2017 AIGA Gala Awards and is the current chair of the Corporate Relations Committee.

Robynne Raye

Robynne Raye co-founded Seattle based Modern Dog Design Co in 1987, an internationally acclaimed design and illustration studio. Her posters have been exhibited internationally, are in the archives of major libraries, and are collected by museums worldwide. For over 25 years, Robynne has lectured extensively about design and design issues, as well as led workshops around the world. In 2013, Graphic Design USA Magazine listed her as one of the '50 Most Influential Designers Working Today'. She is the co-author of "Modern Dog, 20 Years of Poster Art” (Chronicle Books, 2007) and "Inside the World of Board Graphics: Skate, Surf, Snow” (Rockport, 2011) and author of "1000 Dog Portraits” (Rockport, 2014).

Awards Reception

Friday, May 24, 2019

GLO Cleveland
2460 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Join AIGA Cleveland for the Design 730 Competition 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.

Partners & Sponsors

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