Bill Grant is president and chief creative officer of Grant Design Collaborative in Atlanta and past national president of AIGA.
Grant Design Collaborativeís cross-discipline work
includes communication design, brand strategy, advertising, product development, branded
interiors and experience design. Grant has served two terms on the National Board of
AIGA, 2001-2004 and 2005-2008. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the
Atlanta chapter of AIGA from 1993-1999 and served as the chapterís president from
1997-1999. He was named an AIGA Fellow in 2005.
Grant helped author and produce the AIGA "Business and Ethical Expectations for
Professional Designers" and chaired GAIN, the 2002 AIGA Business and Design
Conference. Grant also assisted in curriculum development and attended the inaugural
AIGA Harvard Business School program "Business Perspectives for Design Leaders."
Grantís work has been featured and honored by AIGA 365 and Communication Graphics,
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Communication Arts, Print, ID, STEP, HOW, Graphis Designers
USA, Metropolis, New York Type Directors Club, Graphic Design USA, Graphic Design
America 2, Interior Design, Interiors, and IIDA Perspective, among others. Grant Design
Collaborative has received multiple IIDA Creative Excellence Awards for showroom and
exhibit design. Grant has served as a judge for numerous design competitions and is a
frequent speaker at international design and business conferences. Grant has produced
award-winning design programs for clients such as Adobe Systems, Blackberry Farm, Blue
Ridge Commercial Carpet, Geiger International, Georgia Museum of Art, Georgia-Pacific,
Herman Miller, International Paper, J&J Industries, Kennesaw State University, Intuit,
Jaipur Rugs, Muzak, Ocean House Resort, Steelcase, Unisource and Walden, among others.
In Canton, Georgia, Grant serves as President of the Cherokee Arts Center and Main
Street Canton Board of Directors. In addition, he is a member of the Canton Development
Authority and the Variance Board of Appeals.