Ten Years of Design Leadership: Richard Grefé
In 1995, the American Institute of Graphic Arts
was an organization with 36 chapters, a new building on Fifth Avenue and 7,900 members. It was perceived by many as a New York City club, but it was slowly gaining a reputation as a trade association, and designers in many cities viewed it as their home.
A decade later AIGA is an important national organization with 52 chapters, a vibrant headquarters on Fifth Avenue and 17,800 members. It's no longer a club, but a large, multi-faceted organization supporting many aspects and kinds of design, nationally and internationally. This remarkable evolution is a testament to the leadership of Richard Grefé, executive director of the American Institute of Graphic Arts since 1995...