The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Austin announced Herman Dyal, FAIA, as a 2018 Fellow Award honoree. The AIGA Fellow Award program recognizes later-career designers who have made significant contributions to design and considers, in equal measure, the honoree’s contribution to the areas of education, writing, leadership, and reputation, as well as the practice of design.
As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. Other Austin chapter Fellows include: Rex Peteet and Judy Schulz (2015), Lowell Williams, Pentagram Design (2013); DJ Stout, Pentagram Design (2010); and Mike Hicks, Hixo (2007).
Oen Michael Hammonds, president of AIGA Austin says of Dyal that he “has remained committed to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct for decades — exemplifying the sort of camaraderie and mentorship that have made the community what it is today.”
Dyal will be recognized at the AIGA Fellows Awards Gala on October 4 at the Brodie Homestead in Sunset Valley, Texas. Tickets for the event are available here.
About Herman Dyal
Educated as an architect (B. Arch UT Austin and M. Arch Tulane), Dyal’s early career included design positions with SOM (Houston) and Philip Johnson & John Burgee Architects (New York), where he specialized in the design of high-rise structures, including major buildings in Houston and Pittsburgh. Dyal’s interest in the broader spectrum of design led him to extend his professional work into the realms of graphic design, branding, and experiential graphics. Notable projects have included integrated wayfinding for M.D Anderson Cancer Center, the academic brand identity of The University of Texas at Austin, the branding and master plan for Washington on the Brazos historic site, brand identity for the Blanton Museum of Art, ethnographic research and information design for CapMetro, and brand identity for People’s Community Clinic.
Dyal is a principal at Page and co-director of Page/Dyal Branding & Graphics.