Rosemary Murphy is Named the 2012 AIGA Philadelphia Fellow

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For Immediate Release
June 1, 2012

(Philadelphia, PA) Rosemary Murphy, adjunct faculty of graphic design, has been named the 2012 AIGA Philadelphia Fellow, the highest honor a local chapter can give.

She was honored at a reception Wednesday, June 6 at World Cafe Live.

The Fellow program is a means for AIGA, the nation's first professional association for design, to recognize designers who have made significant contributions to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community, as well as their local AIGA chapter.

Philadelphia is the organization's oldest chapter and is comprised of over 700 members.

"I’m so pleased to receive this award," Murphy said. "It is such an honor to be selected by my peers. It means they are proud of me and I'm so proud of that. I am so grateful to be honored this way and humbled to be part of such a prestigious group of designers."

Murphy has more than 25 years' experience in the graphic design industry. She is founder and Creative Director of Murphy Design. Murphy Design has an accomplished record of work and has been recognized for excellence by AIGA, the Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia, American Corporate Identity, Rockport Publishers and Graphic Design: USA.

Murphy has served on the AIGA Philadelphia Board in numerous capacities throughout the years, including chapter president.

She earned a BFA in graphic design from The University of the Arts and holds a master's degree in liberal arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Read a profile of Rosemary Murphy


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Published on June 1st, 2012