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Women’s Equality Day is this Saturday, August 26th.

August 26th, 2017 |

On August 26, 1920, the 19th amendment was declared to the Constitution and after a courageous struggle, women were allowed to vote. The actual holiday began in 1971, when Congress formally affirmed August 26th a commemoration of women’s suffrage. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we give acknowledgment to a few good women in the design field.

Malika Favre is a London based French artist who is one of the UK’s most sought after graphic artists. Her style is often described as minimalist meets pop-art.

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To read more about Malika Favre, go to her website http://malikafavre.com/

 

Sylvia Harris (1953–2011) was an African American woman designer renowned for her passion for employing design as a tool to engage the public and recognized as a pioneer in the field of social impact design. She was a mentor and faculty member of Yale’s graphic design program and promoter of good design for real people. In 2012, three years after her death, AIGA established the “Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award” in honor of her design-minded spirit!

Sylvia Harris Superhero 

To read more about Silvia Harris go to the AIGA website http://www.aiga.org/citizen-design-award.

 

Carolyn Davidson is an American graphic design artist known for one of the most recognizable designs in the world, The Nike Swoosh. Carolyn was a graphic design student in 1971 and was paid $35 dollars to create the Nike logo that we see today.

Carolyn Davidson   

Read more about Carolyn Davidson at http://www.npr.org/2011/06/23/137376121/nike-swoosh-designer-discusses-her-iconic-creation

 

Jessica Walsh is an American designer who has won several design competitions and won the Forbes “30 under 30 top creatives designing for the future” in 2015.  She is a designer & art director and partner at New York City’s based design firm Sagmeister & Walsh.

Read more about Jessica Walsh at https://www.behance.net/jessicawalsh

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Want to learn more about women graphic designers? Check out this website.

 

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