by Weston McWhorter
Congratulations to Christy Hackenberg, our 2009 AIGA New Orleans Fellow.
Christy founded award-winning New Orleans–based branding and communication design company Creative Zumo along with business partner Gaby Tillero in 2005. Prior to that, she was an instructor in the Visual Communications department at Delgado Community College and had worked at several prominent design and advertising firms in New Orleans.
In 2007, Christy was named a New Orleans Magazine “Person to Watch” for co-founding Women & Wine on Wednesday, a women’s networking organization that provides an opportunity for women to share resources and discover new opportunities.
She is a founding member and past president of the AIGA New Orleans chapter and continues to stay active. Christy moved to New Orleans in 1992 after graduating with a BFA from Florida State University and attributes her association with AIGA as an important factor in the development of her graphic design career.
Please join us in congratulating Christy on receiving this honor as a leader in New Orleans’ design community, not just as a designer per se, but as motivator, organizer, and general ball o’ fire. Her tireless efforts have benefited us all many times over.