AA Judge Greg Oznowich Nesnadny + Schwartz
July 12, 2019
As creative director at Nesnadny + Schwartz, Greg Oznowich guides the company’s founding principle that concept should drive design. He has collaborated with industry leaders on print and digital communication projects for clients like the Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University, the George Gund Foundation, the International Spy Museum, PepsiCo, Planned Parenthood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Vassar College. His work has appeared in Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, and Studio magazines, and has received awards from the American Center for Design and American Institute of Graphic Arts, among others. Greg’s work is part of the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt – the Smithsonian Design Museum, and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany.
Here’s a look at some recent work:
Progressive’s commitment to innovation materializes with particular eloquence in the corporation’s annual report, designed by Nesnadny + Schwartz for nearly three decades now. Illustrated with commissioned contemporary art destined to join the Progressive’s extraordinary collection, these reports amplify the corporation’s core humanistic values, offering the reader an experience that transcends the presentation of business facts and figures.
The N+S/Progressive collaboration has resulted in over 500 communications awards, making these books the most visible and praised works in the history of annual report design and production. These publications have the distinction of holding the most awards in the 46-year history of the Mead Annual Report Show as well as the 24-year history of the Black Book AR100. See it online here.
You wouldn’t expect to find an annual report in an art museum, but the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have two decades’ worth of George Gund Foundation annual reports among their holdings. Take a look and you’ll see why.
For 20 years, Nesnadny + Schwartz has produced Gund’s annual report (as well as their website), partnering with fine art photographers to capture images that reflect the foundation’s philosophy and funding objectives. Each report is a photo essay on a particular theme —“People Working” by MacArthur “genius” Lee Friedlander, “Free Medical Clinic” by Guggenheim fellow Nicholas Nixon, to name just two. Year after year— striking, emotionally compelling images. See it online here.
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