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    Cool stuff happens around here pretty much every day. Here’s the latest scoop on Rule29’s awards,
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    • 2016 AIGA Orange County Design Awards

      Our creative director, Justin Ahrens, had the privilege to judge the AIGA Orange County Design Awards with other wonderful designers Von Glitshka, Kim Baer, Stefan Mumaw, and Jim Krause. This show recognizes designers, students, companies and organizations that use their creative influence to create a positive impact for the profession in work that appears in Orange County or was made in Orange County.

      Posted December 2, 2016
    • And the winners are…

      It’s time to announce the winners of the 2015 By A Show of Hands competition! A huge thank you to everyone who…

      Posted December 3, 2015
    • Judging the 2015 RGD So Good Awards

      Justin was on of the judges for the RGD So Good Awards. The So Good Awards showcases communication design projects from all over the world, with the purpose of social good and positive change.

      Posted July 20, 2015
    • 2015 AIGA Medalists Announced

      Each year, AIGA recognizes a small number of designers for their exceptional achievements, services, or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication with the prestigious AIGA Medal. The winners will be celebrated at the AIGAwards Gala in New York City on May 14. Rule29 was honored by having Creative Director Justin Ahrens on the 2015 Awards Committee. Congratulations to all of the winners!

      Posted April 8, 2015
    • Judging Story and Film in Our Backyard

      We have long felt story is an integral part to the way we see the world and a key component to our work. Every year some of us go Sundance Film Festival with our Creative Producer, Bob Davidson, to explore the power of film and story. This year we are excited to have judged some of the films for our local film festival – The Geneva Film Festival. The festival is in its 8th year and highlights independent films from around the world. So if you missed Park City this year, come out and support a local grass roots festival on March 12 – 14. Some great films await.

      Posted February 18, 2015
    • Design Council Judging

      Rule29 is honored have Justin back on the Appleton Coated Design Council. Each year, Appleton Coated brings together a panel of leading designers from across North America to serve on their Design Council. They meet to learn first-hand about issues and trends in their respective regions, as well as to collaborate on furthering the art of print and paper. Engaging designers in a dialogue about their businesses and ours helps us to shape a relevant marketing program that supports our customer’s success. The Design Council also gathers once a year and serves as the judging group for the U360 Design Competition.

      Posted February 14, 2015
    • Rule29 judging a book by it’s cover

      Justin Ahrens was one of the judges and presenters at the ECPA’s PUBu  – October 222013. He joined Jill Shimabukuro, Director of Design, University of Chicago Press and Tim Green from Faceout Studios.

      Posted October 22, 2013
    • Neenah Paper – UnShow

      Rule29’s Justin Ahrens was one of the inaugural judges for the Neenah Paper Unshow – a competition recognizing excellent design and use of Neenah Paper.

      Posted May 8, 2012
    • Appleton Coated U360 Judge

      Rule29 for the third year was honored to be a judge for the Appleton Coated design awards. Creative Director Justin Ahrens worked with the rest of the Design Council to judge from 400+ samples for the best design, print and paper usage.

      Posted February 3, 2011
    • Rule29 is honored to be a judge for the AIGA 365 Design Awards

      This year Rule29 was chosen to be a judge for the prestigious AIGA 365 design competition. We loved several days in New York at the AIGA national office talking design and surrounded by amazing work from our peers and working alongside Jim Ales and Lindsay Ballant.

      For more on the 31st show go here.

      Posted April 19, 2010