Deborah Sussman Speaking Tonight at ADC!

On Friday night, New York City’s creative community converged at Capitale to celebrate five of its greats and their induction into the 2012 ADC Hall of Fame.

Barry Blitt, David Droga, Kevin O’Callaghan, Mary Ellen Mark and Deborah Sussman joined the ranks of previous ADC Hall of Fame inductees such as Walt Disney, Leo Burnett, Andy Warhol, both Wieden + Kennedy, Ruth Ansel, Annie Lebowitz and more in the halls of great creative wisdom and accomplishment.

Tonight, October 9 at 6 PM, at the ADC Gallery in Manhattan (106 W. 29th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), the first of the five laureates will take the stage to share her wisdom and accomplishment with the ADC community.

Deborah Sussman pioneered the field called “Environmental Graphic Design.” Her contributions to “urban branding” have been internationally applauded, and influenced generations of designers.

A young contributor to the office of Charles and Ray Eames, Deborah’s education and studies brought her around the world from France, to Germany, Italy, Mexico and India. She settled in Los Angeles with husband Paul Prejza, where she continues to practice today in partnership with Prejza. Her work is populist, exuberant and informed with a special gift for color. S/P and Deborah have collaborated with some of the finest architects of our times, including Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, Foster Partners, GGN, Olin, MRY, Barton Myers and SOM.

Deborah and S/P led the design team globally celebrated for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, together with the Jerde Partnership. Considered a turning point in the history of the Olympic Games, the “look” of “L.A. 84” appeared twice in Time Magazine, influencing all subsequent Olympics.

Read Deborah’s full bio here, and more importantly, get your tickets for this evening now here.