Hans-U. Allemann | Ex-Officio
Hans, born in Switzerland, began his professional career in Zurich in 1965, working as a designer for an advertising agency and a design studio. He came to the United States under the cultural exchange program between the U.S. and Europe from 1967-1969. In 1973 he returned permanently to this country. Throughout the 1970s, Hans conducted a successful freelance design consultancy.
Hans' work has been recognized by leading professional organizations and publications worldwide. His poster work is in libraries and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad. He is a founding member of the first local AIGA chapter in Philadelphia. In 1998 Hans was inducted as a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). In 2000 he was the recipient of the AIGA Fellows Award.
Until his retirement in May, 2009, Hans also held an adjunct professorship in the graphic design department at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia (formerly the Philadelphia College of Art), where he has taught since 1973 and has been instrumental in the development of the department's internationally recognized educational program.
Hans holds a Swiss National Diploma (MFA equivalent) from the School of Design, Basel, Switzerland.