Inspiration and Recognition

Please join us for an evening of inspiration from our 2013 STA Honorary Member, Charles S. Anderson.

Charles S. Anderson is head of Minneapolis-based Charles S. Anderson Design, established in 1989. CSA is widely known for its partnership with French Paper, creating memorable projects that encompass everything from limited edition posters packaging to a dedicated online store called Pop Ink, featuring CSA-designed home decor and gifts.

CSA's unique interpretation and reinvention of design history and visual pop culture has been utilized by many brands including Juicy Couture, Lucky brand, Barneys, Paramount, Ralph Lauren, Target, and many more.

CSA's design work is included in museum collections throughout the world, including:

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • The Nouveau Salon des Cent-Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Charles also runs CSA Images, a Pop Culture Resource of illustration, design elements, and type. This growing collection showcases his passion for commercial art, and is inspired by the entire history of modern design.

Recent CSA license agreements include, CustomInk, Shutterfly, Speck, and the Facebook Analog Research Lab.

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Read more about him and see his work on his website.

Hosted by SAIC Visual Communication Design Department and the STA student chapter at SAIC


Also honoring Bob Zeni, our 2013 STA Fellow.

Bob Zeni is principal of Bob Zeni & Associates, a studio specializing in brand strategy and communications for more than 25 years. He was the founding design director for Crain's Chicago Business and design director for Advertising Age and the Chicago Sun-Times. Additionally, he founded Design For Democracy, a national initiative that's brought the clarity and effectiveness of design thinking to the election process. Bob currently serves as chairman of Chicago Design Archive, and has been an integral part of the STA’s resurgence and legacy.

Learn more on his website.

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