Each year, GDUSA recognizes members of the design community who embody the spirit of creativity. This year shines a spotlight on 38 new people, including our Executive Creative Director of Pearlfisher San Francisco, Jon Vallance.

As part of the Pearlfisher team for nearly ten years, Jon began in our London studio working on brands like Pernod Ricard and Bang & Olufsen, and he now leads our San Francisco studio.

“Individuals we have come to know and respect for their talent, leadership, success, newsworthiness and community service. In a field so deep in talent and broad in numbers, this is clearly a subjective process. Still, for more than five decades, it has seemed to work out pretty well: the roster of past participants is star-studded to say the least. In our 57th year, the 2020 group adds to the shine.”

Gordon Kaye, Graphic Design USA

Read Jon’s interview and see the full list of GDUSA’s People to Watch 2020 here.