Dana Arnett is a founding principal of VSA Partners, Inc., whose 130+ associates create internationally recognized integrated design programs, film projects, interactive and brand marketing initiatives for a diverse roster of clients including Harley-Davidson, IBM, General Electric, Coca-Cola, American Express, Nike and Chicago’s 2016 Olympic Games Bid.
Over the course of his 27 years in the field, Dana and the firm have been globally recognized by over 60 competitions and designations including; Communication Arts, AIGA, Graphis, The Type Directors Club, the American and British Art Directors Clubs, ID, The LA Film Festival, the One Show and the American Marketing Association. Arnett was a 1999 inductee into the Alliance Graphic International, and holds the honor of being named to the ID40 – who cited him as one of the 40 most important people shaping design internationally. Arnett is a former member of the AIGA National Board of Directors, the Architecture and Design Society Board of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Children’s Theater. A frequent lecturer and visiting professor, Arnett is also active in community based arts and commerce initiatives that further the role of design in society.