The Award, presented on June 15th at the chapter's Design Week reception, is given in recognition of designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community. The AIGA San Francisco board of directors selects recipients based on their contributions in the areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design.
Scott has been worked in the field of graphic design for 40+ years and has been teaching the art of graphic design for more than 25 years, eight of which have been with the Academy of Art University's School of Graphic Design. "Mary has made such significant contributions to the School of Graphic Design program as well as to the Academy. Her knowledge and understanding of the field are extensive, and her students respond so positively to her teachings. We have seen tremendous student achievements as a direct result of Mary's instruction and influence," said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President, Academy of Art University.
"I am so pleased to receive this award. AIGA is a wonderful organization that is committed to supporting designers and the graphic design industry. I am proud to be recognized by the chapter with this award - and to be awarded alongside [co-recipient]
Michael Vanderbyl is an honor," said Scott.