Jan. 31, 2020 — The American Advertising Federation, AAF, Dallas announced the 2020 Suits Awards Recipients with Douglas May, ('77 B.F.A., Visual Communication) assistant professor, named as the Educator of the Year. May is a design professor in the College of Visual Arts and Design's Department of Design.
The Suits Awards is an award program designed to recognize and honor individuals across various advertising disciplines who support the creation, execution, and delivery of great creative work from the Dallas advertising industry. Each year, AAF Dallas selects one individual from each of the nine categories to honor. AAF Dallas will be recognizing these recipients and others on Feb. 27 at The Bomb Factory at the 58th Annual AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards Gala. The gala is one of the largest advertising events of the year in Dallas.
Other Suits Awards Recipients
Client of the Year - TOYOTA, Josh Hoffman
Agency Media Strategist/Planner of The Year - Nicole Cappellino, Publicis Media
Agency Media Buyer/Investor of The Year - Katie Brown, Goodway Group
Media Sales Rep of The Year - Laura Garcia, Viant
Agency Account Executive of The Year - Samer Salfiti, The Integer Group
Creative Production Partner of The Year - Courtney Love, Shoptology
Agency Support of The Year - Johnathan Ogle, The Infinite Agency
Young Professional of the Year - Kyla Jones, RAPP
About the Artist
Doug May received a B.F.A. in Visual Communications in 1977 from the University of North Texas, Denton, another B.F.A. in advertising design in 1980 from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif., and an M.F.A. in visual communication in 2017 from Texas A&M University–Commerce. He currently teaches classes in communication design and graphic design. May is a Fellow and past local chapter officer and board member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts; and a lifetime member, past president and board member of the Dallas Society of Visual Communication. May is an author and has made presentations about Advocacy in Design: Engagement, Commitment, and Action, Campfires, Totems, and Battle Flags, Design Principles & Practices, at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, N.Y.