BBJ Honors Denise Korn as a Trailblazer

BBJ’S 2015 Leaders in Diversity Awards dubs
Denise Korn 
a “Trailblazer” for her tremendous impact
on the Boston 
business and community landscape

The Boston Business Journal launched the Diversity Awards in 2011 to highlight the game-changing work of companies and businesspeople who are leading the way in promoting inclusiveness and economic opportunity by advancing diversity in the workplace. This year, Korn Design’s own Denise Korn had the distinction of being honored as a “Trailblazer” – a fitting compliment considering a 12 year run dedicated to inspiring, mentoring and working with creative-minded, talented urban public high school students across Boston as the founder/executive director of Youth DesignIn the company of a fabulous group of like-minded friends that joined the October 20th awards breakfast at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Denise was celebrated for her steadfast clarity in – and passion for – establishing solid bridges and meaningful connections between leadership of the “Design” sector and up-and-coming young talent with one goal in mind: to trigger the newly diverse, next-generation design workforce of the 21st century. Gale Murray, publisher of the BBJ, initiated this program to highlight select leaders’ exceptional commitment saying, “Diversity is not only important in business, it’s good for business. We applaud these individuals and companies for creating an inclusive and innovative workforce.” Shine on, DK!


The Palm: 20 Emerging brands

The Palm was recently named by Nation’s Restaurant News as part of the next 20 restaurant brands to watch in 2013.

We couldn’t agree more and are thrilled that our work with them to relaunch and propel the brand has yielded them continued success.

To read the article, click here.

AIGA Fellow Award: Denise Korn

On the evening of September 14th, AIGA Boston presented the AIGA Fellow Award to Denise Korn for being a design visionary and youth advocate.

This gala event was in two acts: a dynamic awards ceremony featuring the theme “The Work Ahead” at the Huntington Theatre Company’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, followed by a killer dance party at the Boston Ballet.

The AIGA Boston Fellow Award recognizes a senior designer who has made a significant contribution to raising the standard of excellence in practice and conduct within the local or regional design community. This year’s recipient is our very own Denise Korn, principal of Korn Design and founder of Youth Design, an organization that provides career pathways in design-related industries for talented urban youth.

A panel of distinguished speakers shared how Denise has challenged, motivated, and supported them in their efforts to do creative, meaningful work in their professional and personal lives. Dancers from the Boston Ballet staged a special performance in honor of the occasion.

Oak Feature on Design Work Life

We are excited to share that Oak Long Bar + Kitchen was recently featured on Design Work Life after many months of drawing and perfecting the new identity.

Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Posters

About a year and a half ago, my friend and colleague, Elizabeth Resnick (Professor and Chair of Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design) invited me to lunch and asked me if I would be her partner in a new exhibition she was planning to cover 25 years of international AIDS awareness posters.

Without blinking an eye, I enthusiastically said yes! Little did I know what an enriching and transformational experience it would be. Thank you, Liz, for allowing me to be part of this ride. We edited over 4,000 posters from the collection of Jim Lapides, owner of the International Poster Gallery, searched for some key missing pieces, and ended up with 153 posters from 44 countries.

The exhibition, titled Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010, opened this week in the Stephen D. Paine Gallery at MassArt and will be on display through December 4th.


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