Our work has won consistent international acclaim and is part of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection, the Denver Art Museum, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University. In its 50th Anniversary issue, Communication Arts cited Rigsby Hull’s work as among the most influential in American design over the past half century. 


Profiles & Recognition

AIGA Design Archives
AIGA Design archives is one of the richest online resources available to those who practice, study, and appreciate great design. It represents AIGA’s annual juried exhibitions, which define American design from 1924 to 2015. The collection is housed at the Denver Art Museum and in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at
Columbia University. 
About the AIGA Design Archives
Find Rigsby Hull in the Archives

Graphis: Profile, Issue No. 313
Graphis, The International Journal of Art and Design profiles Lana Rigsby in an issue with artist Chuck Close, musician/artist David Byrne, and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC, Maya Lin.
Read the Profile

A Century of Design Milestones
New York Times’ Steven Heller cites Rigsby’s influential work for The Earth Technology Corporation in Graphic Design Timeline: A Century of Design Milestones.
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Global News Coverage
A Rigsby Hull initiative goes viral, with coverage by ABC News, CBS News, NYTimes, Washington Post, Voice of America, Times of India, Texas Monthly, and many others.
Read our Blogpost
Read about the Project

Keeping the Republic, Power & Citizenship in American Politics 
This law and social science textbook aims to “teach students to think critically about American politics, exploring who gets what, and how, and the twin themes of power and citizenship”, highlighting Rigsby Hull’s Guac the Vote project.
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Wall St. Journal
WSJ reports on LIVESTRONG Foundation’s rebranding in an article entitled, “LIVESTRONG Foundation Seeks Life After Lance”.
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AIGA: Justified
AIGA examines Rigsby Hull’s “game-changing” rebrand of LIVESTRONG Foundation, citing “clarity of concept, quality of execution, ability to engage and inspire” for work Wall Street Journal says has preserved LIVESTRONG’s viability in “life after Lance.” 
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The Weekend Heller
NYTimes’ Steven Heller again, with a post about Rigsby Hull’s “Taco Democracy” 
for PRINT Magazine.
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Meditations on Design
Lana Rigsby gets Zen in the thoughtful in 401 Design Meditations: Wisdom, Insights and Intriguing Thoughts from 244 Leading Designers, by Catherine Fishel.
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HOW Design Live
Elise Benun interviews Lana Rigsby and Thomas Hull for HOW on the evolution of design in business.
Hear the Podcast

Graphis: Design 5
Graphis interviews Lana Rigsby and photographer Terry Vine about their years of collaboration and Vine’s 50 Retratos monograph —a volume AIGA calls “a design fetish object”, “the most lust-inducing book design of this year”, and one of the year’s fifty best-designed books.
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Reflections on Life
In How to Grow as a Designer, author Catherine Fishel asks Lana Rigsby to ponder the priorities that drive her life and work.
Read the Excerpt

Design Observer
On Mother’s Day, the editors at Design Observer share the love with a collection of images of designing women with their children.

The Texas Show—A Design Retrospective
With work representing fully ten percent of this statewide retrospective (and top honors in four of six categories), Rigsby Hull dominated this 2010 historical review of Texas design.
 

 

Under Consideration 
Design critics and powerbloggers Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio regularly review and analyze new-and-newsworthy projects in American design.
Read Blogposts here, here, here, and here.

AIGA Design Business & Ethics
AIGA's Design Business & Ethics Series outlines critical issues encountered by designers and their clients, with the objective of defining industry standards. Lana Rigsby, along with Joanne Stone, authored the series’ foundational book: A Client’s Guide to Design.
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Design Observer
Lana Rigsby writes for Design Observer on taco trucks and sleeping giants.
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Visual Communications—A Genealogy
CA traces the ancestral roots of prominent US designers from forebears to progeny “to provide an understanding of the impact of mentorship on design and advertising.”

True Stories from Top Creatives
In his book Graphic Content: True Stories from Top Creatives, author/Facebook designer/Pinterest brand manager/1000 Journals Project creator Brian Singer gets designers to tell campfire stories.
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Step Magazine: Profile
In a lucid compare-and-contrast, Step Magazine’s Nancy Bernard juxtaposes
Rigsby Hull’s work for two clients in unrelated industries.
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Fifty Years of Creative Excellence
Communication Arts’ landmark 50th Anniversary issue features a timeline of design as it relates to politics, culture and technology—citing Rigsby Hull’s work for American Oncology Resources and Earth Tech as among the most influential corporate communications design of the past half century.
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Grown in California—A Retrospective
In 2004, AIGA presented a landmark retrospective of California design curated by Charles Anderson, Michael Donovan, Jeffry Keaton, Lana Rigsby, Paula Scher, Jacob Trollback, and showcased in gala openings in San Francisco’s Presidio and AIGA’s National Design Gallery.

The Business of Design
In Inside the Business of Graphic Design 60 leaders share secrets of success to anyone contemplating... well, the business of graphic design.
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Step Magazine 100—The State of Design
Rigsby Hull’s work for Diamond Offshore and Carol Piper Rugs is featured in Step Magazine’s Top One Hundred.
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Critique, The Magazine of Design Thinking
Critique, The Magazine of Design Thinking, asked Lana Rigsby to tell all in an article entitled My Best, My Worst.
Read the Feature

NEO, The Journal of Innovation & Rediscovery
Dana Arnett interviews Lana Rigsby in an article entitled All Hat and Cattle Too.
Read the Interview

Graphis: Annual Report 7
Graphis interviews investor relations maestro TR Reid about Dell Computer’s collaborations with Rigsby Hull during the halcyon 1990s.
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Stars & Stripes—A Celebration of the American Flag by 96 American Artists
Design legend and US flag aficionado Kit Hinrichs invited friends to interpret Old Glory in a book celebrating our nation's flag. 

Communication Arts: Profile
The go-to magazine for designers profiles Rigsby Design in its early years.
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Awards & Influence

Graphis: The International Journal of Design
• Design
  1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2008
• Posters
• Annual Reports

   1996, 1997, 1998 Juror: Lana Rigsby

Grown in California (20-year Retrospective)
2004 Exhibition Curator: Lana Rigsby

HOW International
• Design Live
   2016

ID Magazine
2007, 2009, 2010

Ideas That Matter (Grant)
2014 Judge: Lana Rigsby

Mead Annual Report Conference, NY
1996 Conference Chair: Lana Rigsby

Mead 40th Anniversary Show & Gala, Rockefeller Center
1996 Show and Gala Chair: Lana Rigsby

New York Art Director's Club Show
1994, 1995, 1998
1993 Juror: Lana Rigsby

The One Show
2007

Print Magazine
1995, 1997, 1998, 2014, 2016

Rice Design Alliance / Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2013 Design Now Presenter: Thomas Hull

The Texas Show: A Design Retrospective
2014 Exhibition Curator: Thomas Hull

SEGD Global Design Awards
2015 Juror: Lana Rigsby

Type Directors Club
1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002
1994 Juror: Lana Rigsby

Under Consideration
2013, 2014, 2016

American Institute of Graphic Arts—AIGA
• Graphic Design USA—The Annual of the AIGA
   1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
• 365: Year in Design
   2001, 2002, 2005
   2001 Show Chair: Lana Rigsby
   2000 Juror: Lana Rigsby
• Justified
   2013
• 50 Books / 50 Covers (the year's best-designed books)
   1996, 1997, 2005, 2007 (our 5 selected works represent 10% of the 1996 selections)
AIGA Business of Design Conference, New York
   1998 Business Conference Co-Chairs: Michael Bierut & Lana Rigsby

Applied Arts Magazine
2007

AR100
1995, 1997, 1998, 2014, 2016
1995 Juror: Lana Rigsby

Art Directors Club of Houston
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

ASID Stars of Design
2014 Honorees: Lana Rigsby and Thomas Hull

Communication Arts
• Design
   1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
   2008, 2009, 2013, 2015
• Typography
   2014
• Exhibit
• Photography 
   1992 Juror: Lana Rigsby
  2008 Juror: Thomas Hull

Dallas Society of Visual Communication
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002,
2003, 2006, 2013


Partners

Lana Rigsby
Founding Partner & Creative Director

Rigsby Hull president and creative director Lana Rigsby has been honored internationally for intelligent design and restrained, elegant expression for more than thirty years. An outspoken thinker and practitioner in the field of communications, Lana has authored publications, chaired conferences, and lectured at universities and institutions throughout the US. She has served as a judge for international design competitions and exhibitions, is a founding member of the AIGA’ Texas Chapter, and has served as National Director for the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Thomas Hull
Partner & Design Director

A passion for clear communication and sophisticated typography are hallmarks of Thomas Hull's work, which has been exhibited in such forums as Communication Arts, The American Institute of Graphic Arts Annual, ID Magazine and The Type Directors Club. Thomas is active in the design community and teaches and lectures for organizations and universities around the country. He is a former board member of AIGA, Houston and currently serves as the Executive Vice Chairman of The Printing Museum; he was part of the curatorial panel for the AIGA-sponsored Texas design retrospective, The Texas Show.


Getting In Touch

Portfolio Reviews
Call 713 660 6057

New Business Inquiries
Email Lana Rigsby

Employment Opportunities
Email Thomas Hull