Ann Willoughby is the President and Creative Director of Willoughby Design Group, a brand innovation and identity design firm she founded in 1978. Willoughby has developed groundbreaking Cause Campaigns and start-up Brand Identities for the United Nation’s Deliver Now Campaign, Kauffman Labs identity and environment, the recently launched Win|Win Women’s Campaign, Park Place development, Noodles & Co., SPIN! Pizza, Feng, Lee Jeans, Hallmark Cards, Hershey and most recently the new Blue Valley Caps School (the Center for Advanced Professional Studies).
Ever active with AIGA, the Professional Association for Design, Ann served on the National Board of Directors and was named KC’s first national AIGA Fellow in 2006. An international speaker, design judge, teacher and writer she helped launch the pilot AIGA design leadership program at Harvard and the Aspen Design Summit. As a charter member of the Designer’s Accord and a founding board member of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design, she has become an acknowledged expert in sustainable design and business innovation.
Today, Willoughby brings its design expertise to companies on the forefront of educational, business and cultural innovation. Ann was named one of the Top 20 international identity designers in the 2009 book, Masters of Design.