About the Archive

About the Archive

The Chicago Design Archive began as a collection of nearly 900 slides of exemplary work produced between 1920 and 2002. That collection, shown at the Society of Typographic Arts’ seventy-fifth anniversary celebration, has grown through contributions of personal collections, selections by the CDA board and curators, and by juries of the STA-sponsored annual Archive competitions.

Currently, over 3,250 examples of work by 1,109 designers at 429 design firms along with their clients can be found.

Board of Directors


Past Directors
Ron Kovach
Wayne Stuetzer

Social Media Intern
Adrian Politzer

Advisory Board


Past Advisors
Renata Graw
Gary Lee
Rick Valicenti

Curatorial Board


Past Curatorial Board Member
Dana Lamparello