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354 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Company Name

Howry Design Associates

Company Type


Established In







(415) 433-2035

Graphis Archives

Biography/Work Experience

Jill opened the doors of Howry Design Associates in 1988. Her career began at Atari in Sunnyvale, CA in the Home Computer Production Department producing graphics, packaging and marketing collateral for video games. To further her career, she moved to New York City to earn valuable experience working on brand campaigns for Lippincott & Margulies and other leading agencies as a lead designer on projects in brand identity, annual reports and publication design for Fortune 500 companies. Jill has a Bachelors of Arts in Public Communications from California State University, Chico. Jill’s career spans many communication art forms including brand identity, annual reports, marketing, environment design, packaging and web design. Her work has been widely published and she has received awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Corporate Identity, Black Book’s AR 100, Print, Communication Arts Magazine, Creativity and Graphis. Jill has served as a judge for multiple national and international design competitions including Communications Arts, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Graphis and the Mead Annual Report Show. She has held lectures at universities and national AIGA events.

Philosophy on Work

Good design speaks. Great design listens.

Professional Specialties

Digital / print brand design communications

Graphis Appearances

Graphis Design Award / GOLD 2006 Graphis Design Award Brochures 5 Graphis Annual Reports 2013 Graphis Annual Reports 2010 Graphis Annual Reports 2009 Graphis Annual Reports 2005 Graphis Annual Reports 2004 Graphis Annual Reports 2003


Art Directors Club ABC Art Directors Competition AIGA Applied Arts Design Annual ARC International Gold Awards ARC Gold / Best of Show Black Book’s AR 100 / Top 10 Design Black Book’s AR 100 / Top 10 Photography Black Book’s AR 100 / Top 10 Illustration Black Book’s AR 100 / Top 10 Typography Black Book’s AR 100 / Top 10 Printed Black Book’s AR 100 / Best Cover British Design Award / Art Direction Best of Brochure Design 8 BMA Beacon Communication Arts Design Annual Creativity Graphis HOW International Design Competition HOW Magazine ID Magazine Mead Show / 1999, 2000, 2001 Mohawk Award New York Art Directors Club Potlach Award

Graphis Awards

2003 2004 2005 2009 2010 2013 1999 / Mead 2000 / Mead 2001 / Mead

Proudest Achievements

Building a successful business through rapidly changing markets and balancing work/family.


B.A. Visual Communications, California State University, Chico


First Republic Bank PG&E AtEdge Serbin Communications NorthPoint Advisors ARoss Skincare



Area of Expertise

Brand Strategy and Design

Hobbies / Freetime

Oil/acrylic painting, exploring art galleries / museums, cooking, reading, running, yoga and hiking with family and friends.