Herself Becomes a Fellow: Karin Hibma receives the AIGA Fellow Award
AIGA, March 16, 2012
"Karin Hibma is a design activist: she is a deep listener who uses her powerful intellect to craft strategy and weave patterns of thought, truth, and story. Karin is a gentle giant of a human being. She is both grounded and visionary-- a feat which is rarely achieved." – Alina Wheeler
AIGA, the national professional association for design, believes designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators and innovators. AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts. The AIGA recognizes designers who havemade a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation as well as the practice of design are given equal consideration in measuring significant contribution. Karin has won design innovation and excellence in product design awards, been an innovator in all aspects of design and branding and has spoken about the influence of design all over the country. In March 2012 Karin was recognized along with outstanding colleagues and friends, Communication Arts Publisher Patrick Coyne and San Francisco's Hot Studio founder Maria Giudice.
"In everything she does, Karin so naturally exhibits the rare character attributes of grace and talent. Fueled by a genuine sense of love for creating "design that matters," Karin is an example for all us who practice design." – Dana Arnett
"San Francisco is a cauldron of some of the best creative talent in the world. Karin has excelled, with a varied palette of demanding projects that would have exhausted the rest of us. And this from a most beautiful and gracious lady, with enough security not to have an attitude." – B. Martin Pedersen