Richard Danne (pronounced DAY–nee) graduated from Oklahoma State University and attended the U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Design. He began
his independent career in Dallas, and later moved to New York City.
Richard Danne & Associates now practices as DanneDesign, and includes Barbara Danne as a partner. The firm's focus is design communications, with emphasis on both words and visuals.
Danne and his firm have won many prestigious national and international awards. Representing Danne & Blackburn, he accepted the "Award for Design Excellence" from President Reagan.
In January 2011, Richard was honored with an expansive "Archive Collection" by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. To view the archive, just click on
AIGA 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 Internationale, 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, Center for Coastal Studies, New York Public Library, and currently, the Napa Valley Jazz Society. He also taught for years at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. His work has taken him around the globe.
Danne has judged numerous design competitions and lectured at design conferences and universities. Articles about his work have appeared in: Communication Arts, Communication World, Print, Enterprise, Manhattan inc., Idea, Industrial Design, and others. He is listed in Who's Who in the World.
Early in 2006, after more than 35 years in New York City and on Cape Cod, Barbara and Richard happily relocated their design practice, grand piano, and residence to Napa, California.