2018 Fellow Award Celebration

Join us Thursday, Feb. 22, as we celebrate the impact and ongoing contributions of Dan Banks, our 15th AIGA DC Fellow Award recipient, at the beautifully-restored Josephine Butler Parks Center. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, music, the company of local creatives, and stories about Banks from people across his professional life. We’ll raise a glass not only to this worthy honoree, but also to the DC area design community he influenced.

Dress code: Dress to impress

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the AIGA DC Continuum
 Design Scholarship, in our fellow’s honor.

Banks has been designing and art directing in the DC area for over 25 years, starting at George Washington University, then area boutique studios, and finally founding Project Design Company over 15 years ago. Banks has been a long-serving Adjunct Professor at American University and served on the board of AIGA DC as sponsorship director, vice president, president and advisory board member. Since then, Banks has participated in various AIGA DC events and has served as a mentor.

Tickets to the celebration go on sale Friday, Feb. 9.


A portion of the proceeds from this event goes to the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund scholarship. We’re celebrating 10 years of fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

About the Fellow Award
The AIGA Fellow Award is the highest honor an AIGA chapter can bestow on one of its members. It is a means of recognizing designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within our local design community. We also consider contributions made through educating, mentoring, writing and volunteering outside office hours. Learn more about the Fellow Award.

Dan Banks was one of many names submitted during the nomination period during the summer of 2017. Submissions were reviewed by the AIGA DC Fellow Award Committee, a temporary body of individuals including former Fellow Award winner Antonio Alcalá, Advisory Board Member Jill Spaeth, past AIGA DC President Liz Ott, past AIGA DC Board Member Nathan Hill, Member-at-Large Richard Bentham and Fellow Award Chair Maeg Keane. The committee unanimously voted to honor Dan Banks as the 2018 Fellow, and presented their choice to the AIGA DC board of directors for confirmation.

Design courtesy of Spaeth Hill.

When & Where
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009