It Was an Honor

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Smithsonian Institution's National Design Award

On a personal note: It was an indescribable honor to be honored with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award. This institution (and its staff of directors and curators) is the foremost advocate of design in the nation. So, to have their support and the validation of my peers and betters in the field is as good as it gets. This is a video record of the award proceedings (note that Debbie Millman won the “People’s Choice” award for Design Matters, although owing to a technical snafu her gracious acceptance speech was not included in the video.)

MC Natalie Morales, NBC Today Show

Presenter Tom Bodkin, NY Times Design Director / Assistant Managing Editor

Me, or I

Presenter and President William Jefferson Clinton

Presenter Sigourney Weaver

Presenter Stefan Sagmeister

Winner, Communication Design, Rick Valicenti

Winner, Interaction Design, Ben Fry

Presenter Matthew Modine

Winner, Lifetime Achievement, Matthew Carter

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