AIGA Seattle /
The purpose of the AIGA is to further excellence in communication design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. The AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.


We are AIGA's community of interest on a mission to make the world a better place through design. If you are interested in global issues in design or in getting to know top designers from all over the world including Cuba, China, Europe, India or even Zimbabwe check out our information and events at


American Poster Institute, USA /
The American Poster Institute is a non-profit corporation dedicated to furthering public awareness and appreciation of the poster art form. It is committed to supporting the community of artists creating entertainment-related posters, to fostering interaction and communication between the artists, and to constantly improving standards in the field.


Cupcake Royale, Seattle /
Cupcake Royale is Seattle's original specialty cupcake bakery. They bake their cupcakes fresh from scratch each day and hand frost each one with real buttercream. And they're all natural—no oils, shortenings, or preservatives...ever! Baking with a conscience for community, Cupcake Royale donates hundreds of cupcakes to community events and organizations each month, and has boosted its green efforts with the use of local, organic ingredients and an intensive recycling and composting program.


Design Commision /

Design Commission is an interactive design and development studio that prides itself on our ability to help companies tell their stories and shape their digital experiences. In addition to the studio, Design Commission houses an innovative art space devoted to hosting artwork that embodies the evolution and beauty of design. DC’s involvement with local and international artists is quintessential to the studio’s exploration of the balance between art, history, music, literature, technology, and philosophy.


Based in Seattle, the Iranian American Community Alliance's mission is to unite and strengthen Iranian-American communities by creating opportunities for community service, organizing cultural and educational programs and by providing opportunities for civic dialogue.


Vérité Coffee, Seattle /
Vérité Coffee was born out of the basic ideals of coffeehouse culture where citizens, artists, writers, politicians and merchants gathered to hear the latest news, conduct business, talk politics and explore literature. Supporting the arts and independent expression in the true spirit of coffeehouse culture is core to the Vérité vision. Vérité Coffee is an independent neighborhood coffeehouse with three Seattle locations.



All the Iranian designers for their extraordinary efforts to be a part of this exhibit & the Seattle designers for their contributions / Mark Notermann, Wendy Quesinberry, Sean Bolan, Stefan Udziela & the entire AIGA Seattle Board / Nick Jehlen with Enough Fear / Mark Johnson, Leila Zand & Ethan Vesely-Flad with Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) / Ali Ghambari and the Iranian American Community Alliance (IACA) / Jody Hall & Jessie Martin at Vérité Coffee / Ana Llorente-Thurik & Toni O’Bryan with AIGA XCD / Sabrina Boler for her website design & digital know-how / Jeff Kleinsmith & the American Poster Institute / Amy Baranski for PR / Bob, JoJo & everyone at One Reel / Professor Reza Abedini of Tehran University for his attempt to come to Seattle / also Dorothy Parvaz, Kimberly Mills, Sara Lerner, Bev Walton, Mamoun Sakkal, Jacob McMurray, Matthew Eide, Marita Holdaway, Chris Ozubko, Stanley Hainsworth, Jim McDermott, Ania Canavan & especially to Iman Raad & Sharzad Changalvee.