The Minnesota chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, has selected Professor and Chair of Graphic Design John DuFresne as recipient of the distinguished AIGA Fellow Award. DuFresne, along with Monica Little and Heather Olson, are recognized as designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standard of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as their local AIGA chapter. Contributions in education, writing, and leadership, as well as reputation and the practice of design, are given equal consideration. The Fellow Award is the highest honor an AIGA chapter may bestow upon one of its members.
DuFresne has championed quality graphic design education through his teaching and leadership for more than 25 years. DuFresne has been responsible for developing CVA’s strong design curriculum and reputation.