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Rick Valicenti wins National Design Award

Thirst is extremely proud to announce that Rick Valicenti has been awarded the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Communication Design. The National Design Award honors the best in American design that demonstrates the importance of design and its impact on the quality of daily life. While the award honors excellence and innovation over a body of work, the submitted portfolio represents Thirst’s present and future. “This is a shared honor, we all did this together.” – Rick V

A little history on the National Design Awards

The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor the best in American design. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement.

“Thank you to our family, clients, and friends with whom we share our life’s work.” – Rick V

Read more about the other award winners on the New York Times.

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