Richard Danne (pronounced DAY‐nee) attended the U.C.L.A. Graduate
School of Design after graduation from Oklahoma State University. He began
his independent career in Dallas, and moved to New York City in 1963.
Richard Danne & Associates now practices as DanneDesign, and includes Barbara Danne as a partner. The firm focuses on communication design, with emphasis on both words and visuals.
In 2014, Richard was awarded the AIGA Medal, the highest honor in design.
His book "Dust Bowl To Gotham" now resides in AIGA's permanent archives.
The Institute had previously honored him with an expansive "Inspiration"
Archive Collection. Click on Collections, then scroll down to Richard Danne.
He was elected President of the AIGA and later served as founding President
of AIGA /New York. In 1974, he was elected to Alliance Graphique Internatio-
nale, an elite honorary organization, and was President of its United States delegation for many years. Richard served on the Boards of: Third Street Music School, AIGA, New York Public Library, Center for Coastal Studies, and the Napa Valley Jazz Society. He talso taught for years at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. His work has taken him around the globe.
Danne and his firm have won many prestigious national and international
awards including three US Presidential Awards for Design Excellence.
He has judged numerous design competitions and lectured at design confer-
ences and universities. Published widely both here and abroad, he is listed in Who's Who in the World.
Early in 2006, after more than 35 years in New York City and Massachusetts, Barbara and Richard happily relocated their design practice, Steinway grand piano, and residence to Napa, California.