The Greater Richmond Awards for Design Excellence (GRADE) is AIGA Richmond’s biennial awards show, celebrating local design & creative professionals who are “making the GRADE.”  Winners receive acrylic A’s as their trophy.

When considering the themes of grades, rewards and excellence, gold stars seemed to be a logical and fun solution. Richmond (and VCU) have a history and passion for handmade, detailed work, so we meticulously placed each individual star to create our design.

Designing for a group of designers is no easy task, but the finished product was well-received and carried through each piece of GRADE 7 collateral.


Ceremony Photography
Courtesy of John Bonano