AIGA Honors Herman Dyal

Page Principal and Creative Director Herman Dyal, FAIA is the recipient of a 2018 American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Fellow Award. The award recognizes designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and within their local or regional design communities.

Much of Dyal’s work during the course of his career has been team-based and deeply collaborative in nature. Dyal notes that the award is testimony to the talented professionals and extraordinary clients he has had the opportunity to work with over the years. 

Educated as an architect (UT Austin and Tulane), Dyal’s early career included design positions with SOM (Houston) and Philip Johnson and John Burgee Architects (New York). His interest in the broader spectrum of design led him to extend his professional work into the realms of graphic design, branding, and experiential graphics. Notable projects have included integrated wayfinding for M.D Anderson Cancer Center, the academic brand identity of The University of Texas at Austin, branding and master plan for Washington on the Brazos historic site, and brand identity for People’s Community Clinic. 

Dyal notes, “I’ve been fortunate to have spent much of my career in Austin as the city has emerged as a major economic and cultural force. As architects and designers we have the opportunity to shape our community in ways that can enrich and improve the lives of our fellow citizens. It’s a responsibility my colleagues and I take seriously. The AIGA plays a vital role in advocating for excellence in design, as it provides the design community the support needed for professional growth.

With this award, Dyal is currently the only person in the U.S. recognized as a Fellow in both the AIGA and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).