Nelson Mandela Day  /  New York, New York

Graphic designer for exhibitions.

One Show Design, Merit Award
Industrial Designers Society of America, Silver International Design Award
Applied Arts Awards Annual, Environmental Design
Event Design Awards, Gold Winner, Best Graphical Treatment
14th Annual Webby Awards, Official Honoree
39th Annual Creativity Awards, Silver Award
5th Annual Davey Awards, Silver Award
Digital Out of Home Awards, Most Innovative Content/Advertising Integration

Completed at Ralph Appelbaum Associates.
Photographs © ESTO, Tommy Matthews, George Robertson.

Installed in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall, the Mandela Day exhibition called upon visitors to proactively engage in civic and social causes and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, whose words and actions changed the world. Large-scale light boxes illuminated the history of modern South Africa as told through Mandela’s experiences as an anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner, and the country’s first black President. The exhibits also highlight Mandela’s current activities as a global humanitarian, inviting visitors to literally “sign up” to donate their time toward a positive social cause. Opened 2009.