17 Feb George Mason’s Reece Quiñones named one of Graphic Design USA’s 2021 People to Watch!
“For Nearly Six Decades, GDUSA Has Started Each Year By Choosing A Group of People to Watch Who Embody The Spirit of the Creative Community.
Individuals we have come to know and respect for a combination of talent, success, leadership, newsworthiness, influence, and community service. In a field so deep in talent and broad in numbers, this is clearly a subjective process. And this year was a particular challenge — as well as a particular honor for us — since so many of you were able to navigate an unprecedented and uncertain environment with grace, dignity, and intelligence. We hope you enjoy and appreciate our selections, heed their compelling words about what has changed and what has not — as well as what 2021 may look like. And, as usual, let us know what you think and who may be missing. We expect to be here another 60 years, so there is time and space aplenty.”
Please see GDUSA’s article here on Reese Quiñones.
A huge standout in this article is when asked what Quiñones expects 2021 to hold for graphic designers and the design business she stated, “One of the biggest issues we faced in 2020 was the cracking open of America’s issues on race. It was a common theme across all major issues, including the pandemic, politics, and protests. In our daily roles, graphic designers have always had the ability to visually break down racial barriers and biases.” Quiñones also stated that “2020 sparked a fire in so many of us. My hope is that more designers join the call.”
Congratulations Reese on this tremendous accomplishment.