Rick Valicenti


Thursday, September 13, 5:15 p.m. 
SAIC Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.

Rick Valicenti is the founder and design director of Thirst/Chicago, a communication design firm devoted to art, function, and real human presence. Valicenti is the 2011 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award recipient for Communication Design, an honor bestowed by the White House. In 2006 he received the AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the graphic design profession, for his sustained contribution to design excellence and the development of the profession. Thirst's works are included in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Library of the Museum of Modern Art, and Art Institute of Chicago.

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