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November, 2015
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, lectured at his alma mater, Penn State, with “A Designer that Teaches; A Teacher that Designs. Recent Projects: Work and Teaching, version 3.”

October, 2015
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, honored to participate in the exhibition, “Posters Against Ebola” held at AIGA Philadelphia Space Gallery through October, 2015.

October, 2015
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, presented a paper, “Report from the Trenches: Working with Students on Real-World, Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Projects: More Case Studies from the Philadelphia University Design Workshop,” version 4 at the 2015 UCDA National Design Conference in Orlando, FL.

September, 2015
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, was invited to serve as a Mentor for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, one of the most prestigious student design competitions in the world.

September, 2015
Honored to receive both a Certificate of Excellence in the 2015 American Graphic Design Awards Competition, GD USA Magazine, New York, and an Award of Excellence in the UCDA National Design Competition for the Sounds Jewish Brand Identity project. Produced for the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University. Shout out to Designer Tracey McCaffrey for her great work!

February, 2015
The work of Baseman Design Associates featured on “From the Designers Desk: Frank Baseman,” Yale Art Books, Yale University Press.

January, 2015
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, wrote an article, “Public Awareness Campaign Tackles Sexual Crimes on Campus,” The Philadelphia University Title IX Project. Published by HOW Design online.

December, 2014
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, received an Honorable Mention Award from CASE District II. Accolades Awards for the Edie Windsor Brand Identity project for the College of Liberal Arts, Temple University.

August, 2014
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, was thrilled to serve as a judge of the Society of Typographic Arts Archive 14 annual design competition in Chicago, IL. Thanks to the fine folks in the Windy City.

May, 2014
BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, was honored and humbled to be invited to speak at HOW Design Live 2014 in Boston. Frank presented “Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead: Things I’m Still Learning About Working with Students on Real-World, Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Projects. Case Studies from the Philadelphia University Design Workshop.”

March, 2014
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, again taught a Social/Political Workshop at La Escuela de Diseno, Altos de Chavon, La Romana in the Dominican Republic. While at Chavon, he gave two lectures including “Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead: Things I’m Still Learning About Working with Students on Real-World, Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Projects. Case Studies from the Philadelphia University Design Workshop,” at the Museo Arqueologico Regional.

February, 2014
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the AIGA, BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman was honored and humbled to be one of 100 designers nationwide invited to participate in the AIGA Centennial, “Celebrating AIGA, 1914–2014” project.

February, 2014
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, wrote an article, “A (Not So) Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Printer,” the story behind the production of the Philadelphia University Deck of Playing Cards Project. Published by HOW Design online.

December, 2013
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, served as a judge of the Student Exhibition at the Charter High School for Art and Design (CHAD) in Philadelphia.

October, 2013
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, made a presentation, “Lessons I'm Still Learning” or “The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Students on Real-World, Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Projects,” at Head, Heart, Hand, the AIGA National Design Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

September, 2013
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, participated in the exhibition, “Those Who Can, Teach” held at AIGA Philadelphia Space Gallery through September.

July, 2013
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, was invited to serve as a judge of the 43rd Annual UCDA National Design Competition in Nashville, TN.

June, 2013
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, was honored to be selected to judge the prestigious 2013 Print Regional Design Annual (RDA), representing the East region. The RDA is one of the largest and most well-respected design competitions in the industry.

April, 2013
The Blog for the Graphic Design Communication Program at Philadelphia University won an American Web Design Award from GD USA American Web Design Awards Competition. Again, huge thanks to Rick Landers.

April, 2013
Baseman Design Associates received two PDA Awards in the AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards 2013 competition and exhibition. The award-winning projects included the Art of Being Jewish in the City Brand Identity and the What is Your Food Worth Brand Identity, both for the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University. The PDA Awards exhibition was on display through May, 2013 at the AIGA Philadelphia Space in Center City, Philadelphia.

April, 2013
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, was invited to participate in a “Career Q&A” as part of the Study Tours portion of the MFA Program for Working Professionals at Marywood University.

February, 2013
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, was honored and humbled to be named as one of the “Most Influential Graphic Designers Working Today” by GD USA Magazine, New York, NY.

2013
The Blog for the Graphic Design Communication Program at Philadelphia University received a Merit Award in the How Magazine Interactive Design Awards. Huge thanks to Rick Landers.

December, 2012
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, presented a paper, “Cultural Immersion in the Dominican Republic,” at GeoGraphics: Design, Education and the Transnational Terrain, AIGA Design Education Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Fall, 2012
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Adobe Educators’ Choice Awards, from Adobe Systems Inc.

May, 2012
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, presented a paper, “What I’m Still Learning” or “The Trials and Tribulations of Working with Students on Real-World, Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Projects,” at the 2012 UCDA National Design Education Summit, at Virginia Tech University.

March, 2012
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, delivered a lecture, “A Designer that Teaches; A Teacher that Designs. Recent Projects: Work and Teaching,” at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, where he also judged the Senior Graphic Design Show.

January, 2012
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, taught a Social/Political Poster Workshop course at La Escuela de Diseño, Altos de Chavon, La Romana, in the Dominican Republic.

December, 2011
Baseman Design Associates was honored to be profiled in the international Graphic Design publication, Novum, published in Munich, Germany. Special thanks to one of our mentors, Lanny Sommese.

June, 2011
BDA Principal and AIGA Fellow, Frank Baseman, participated in the Fellows Award Retrospective Exhibition at the University of the Arts alongside other AIGA Philadelphia Fellows including Hans Allemann, Laurie Churchman, Ken Hiebert, Joel Katz, Lanny Sommese and Alina Wheeler. The exhibition was on display through June, 2011 at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

June, 2011
Baseman Design Associates received a PDA Award in the AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards 2011 competition and exhibition for the Laurie Churchman Fellow poster for AIGA Philadelphia. The PDA Awards exhibition was on display through June, 2011 at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

March, 2011
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, served as an invited judge of the AIGA Atlanta SEED Awards.

January, 2011
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, taught a Social/Political Poster Workshop course at La Escuela de Diseño, Altos de Chavon, La Romana, in the Dominican Republic.

September, 2010
American Graphic Design Award from GD USA Magazine, New York, NY, for the Spring 2010 Lecture Series poster produced for the School of Architecture and School of Design and Media at Philadelphia University.

March, 2010
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, was one of four judges invited to judge the AIGA Minnesota Design Show 2010 (thanks AIGA Minnesota). Met some lovely people, and saw some very nice work, including the “Alphabeasties” book and products by Werner Design Werks, Inc., which was awarded Best of Show.

February, 2010
Frank Fellow self-promotional Brand Identity System featured on the No Plastic Sleeves portfolio website.

February, 2010
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, delivered a lecture, “I am not (really) an Activist, and other Graphic Tales” to the Direct Encounter with the Arts classes at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Western Michigan was also a venue for the traveling exhibition, The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment, 1965–2005.

November, 2009
Our good friends at Grant Design Collaborative curated and selected nine projects produced by Baseman Design Associates to showcase in the new book published by Rockport Publishers, 1,000 More Graphic Elements. Included are the 2008 Holiday Card for Richard Perry Architect, the Frank Fellow self-promotional Brand Identity System, and previous BDA Holiday Cards and promotional pieces.

October, 2009
Merit Award, How Magazine Self-Promotion Design Annual 2009, for the self-promotional Brand Identity System, including brochure, poster and notecard for the Frank Fellow Award designed to announce the 2008 AIGA Fellow Award recipient.

September, 2009
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, was interviewed by D.K. Holland in the September/October, 2009 issue of Communication Arts Magazine, and included in the article “Bringing Hope Back to Design.”

July, 2009
Award of Excellence, 39th Annual University and College Designers Competition, for the Laurie Churchman Fellow poster for AIGA Philadelphia.

May, 2009
Baseman Design Associates received five PDA Awards in the AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards 2009 competition and exhibition. Of more than 600 projects submitted to this design competition, only 82 were accepted into the exhibition. Among the award-winning projects selected was the Frank Fellow self-promotional Brand Identity System. The PDA Awards exhibition was on display through May, 2009 at AXD Gallery in Center City, Philadelphia.

January, 2009
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, served as the judge of the 2008 AIGA New Orleans Student Design Competition.

2009
Certificate of Design Excellence Award, Print Magazine Regional Design Annual 2009, for the Christoph Niemann Lecture poster, Philadelphia University School of Design and Media.

November, 2008
BDA Principal and Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, delivered a lecture, “I am not (really) an Activist, and other Graphic Tales” to students at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Notre Dame was also a venue for the traveling exhibition, The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment, 1965–2005.

September, 2008
Baseman Design Associates received a Gold Award and Silver Award in the 38th Annual University and College Designers Competition. The Gold Award was in the poster category for the Christoph Niemann Lecture poster and the Silver Award was in the Going Green/Sustainable Design category for the Spring 2007 Lecture Series poster. Both projects were produced for the School of Design and Media at Philadelphia University.

June, 2008
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, was the recipient of the 2008 AIGA Fellow Award from the AIGA Philadelphia Chapter. The Fellow Award of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) recognizes mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design, are given equal consideration in measuring significant contribution. Read about the event.

December, 2007
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, was an invited mainstage speaker at the Cause/Effect: Design as Change Agent Student Design Conference produced by AIGA New York, where he delivered the “Where’s the (Brotherly) Love?” lecture.

October, 2007
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, published “Where’s the (Brotherly) Love?,” an article for Voice: AIGA Journal of Design telling the story of his “pro bono project gone awry,” a public awareness campaign as a plea to stop the violence in Philadelphia.

August, 2007
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman—with Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Monica Yant Kinney—was interviewed by Michel Martin on Tell Me More with Michel Martin, National Public Radio for “Anti-Crime Posters Shed Light on Philly’s Problems.”

July and August, 2007
Monica Yant Kinney, a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote “Needed: Sponsor for a Message of Peace,” followed by “Too Lurid for Murder City,” about Frank Baseman’s public awareness campaign as a plea to stop the violence in Philadelphia.

June, 2007
Baseman Design Associates received a Best of Show Award at AIGA Boston’s 2007 Best of New England Design Competition. The award was presented for the design of the exhibition catalogue and website that accompanied The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment, 1965–2005.

Spring, 2007
Associate Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, received the Innovation in Teaching Award from Philadelphia University, where he has taught since 1998.

October, 2006
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, served as an invited judge of the 2006 Wally Awards for Yupo Corporation America in Chesapeake, VA.

July, 2006
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, served as an invited judge of the 43rd Annual American Graphic Design Awards Competition for GD USA Magazine, New York, NY.

June, 2006
The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment, 1965–2005 opened at the AIGA National Design Center, New York, NY, and was on display through August.

April, 2006
The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment, 1965–2005 opened at The Design Center at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, and was on display through May. Co-curator of the exhibition, Frank Baseman, lead gallery tours and moderated a panel discussion which included designers Joe Scorsone, Alice Drueding, and Lanny Sommese.

February, 2006
The Graphic Imperative exhibition website was awarded “Website of the Day” by Design Taxi.

January, 2006
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, was named a “Person to Watch in 2006” by GD USA Magazine, New York, NY.

September, 2005
The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and the Environment, 1965–2005 opened at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, and was on display through November.

February, 2005
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, served as an invited judge of the Greater Richmond Area Design Exhibition for AIGA Richmond, VA.

November, 2003
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, served as an invited judge of the AIGA Pittsburgh Annual Awards Show.

June, 2003
BDA Principal, Frank Baseman, began serving a three-year term as a member of the National Board of Directors of the AIGA, the professional association for design. AIGA is the largest and oldest professional graphic design organization in the United States. Elected by membership.