Artist/designer/typographer icon Rick Valicenti is globally recognized for his intelligence, influence, and passion in the fields of design and typography as well as for his unique inspiration and contributions to the contemporary design culture.
His highly-respected company Thirst, a communication design practice providing design and immersive environments for high profile clients in the architectural, performing arts, and education communities, is renowned for its inspired and provocative work. The hallmark of Rick’s design process is his strong desire to create an authentic human presence within all forms of design communication. Demonstrated success in the design industry is evidenced by demanding clients including Holly Hunt, SOM, Maya Romanoff, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, and The Chicago Architecture Foundation.
The White House honored Rick in 2011 with the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Award for Communication Design, the nation’s highest distinction for design. In 2006, he received the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Medal, the highest honor of the graphic design profession, for his sustained contribution to design excellence and the development of the profession.
His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), resides in the permanent collections of the Yale and Columbia University libraries, Denver Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and has been published in The New York Times.
Perception Studios offers Rick an opportunity to elevate his engagement in the commercial design industry through empirical research.