CreativeMornings is the world’s largest face-to-face creative community. Except this month we're going virtual and our speaker is Paul Rustand of Widgets & Stone.
Paul Rustand co-founded the award-winning creative agency Widgets & Stone and has led it as Director since 1995. Widgets & Stone uses design to build brands, products, user experiences, environments, and places. Design with results.
Paul holds an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama and a BFA in Design & Illustration from East Carolina University. He also completed the AIGA’s “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” program at Yale School of Management. He is quite proud of his month long internship with Sagmeister, Inc in 2004. In 2011, Paul was named an AIGA Fellow, a national award acknowledging his contribution to raising the standards of excellence in graphic design.
Paul has also served his community by helping to co-found several organizations and work on boards of several nonprofits. He has helped to co-found the Chattanooga Football Club (now a pro soccer team), helped to co-found The Open Press (a letterpress, printmaking and book arts center) and has twice served as President of the Chattanooga Chapter of AIGA.