Connecticut Art Directors Club

Connecticut Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

The Connecticut Art Directors Club Hall of Fame was established in 1995 with the purpose of honoring Connecticut individuals and companies who had distinguished themselves in the field of visual communications. These individuals set standards of excellence for others to follow through a lifetime of achievement. They include designers, art directors, photographers, illustrators, writers, scholars, corporations, printers, and others in the field of visual communications.


Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Paul Rand, 1995
  • Peter Good, 1995
  • William Wondriska, 1995
  • Champion International, 1995
  • John Sommers Sr. – posthumous, 1995
  • Bradbury Thompson – posthumous, 1996
  • Richard Hess - posthumous, 1997
  • Susan Vail, 1998
  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1999
  • Alvin Eisenman, 2001
  • Ted Bertz, 2002
  • Keiler & Company, 2003
  • Sean Kernan, 2004
  • Paul Zelanksi, 2005
  • Tom Fowler 2007 (nominated, 2006)
  • Lee Moody, Mohawk Papers, 2011
  • McConnell & McNamara, 2011
  • Anita Soos, 2012
  • Nathan Garland, 2014
  • Joe Hoke, 2014
  • Alexander Isley, 2015
  • Don Carter, 2017
  • Jim Coon, 2018


The purpose of being inducted into the Hall of Fame is to promote and increase public awareness and understanding of the role of the inductee(s) in the creative community as well as honoring the work of the inductee(s).

Nominate to the Connecticut Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

Do you have a colleague or a mentor who has made a difference or has had significant impact on the practice of visual communications in Connecticut? Nominate him or her to be inducted into the CADC Hall of Fame. Nominations may be submitted before February 1st every year and will be awarded at that year's CADC Annual Awards Show in June if a nominee is chosen by the Hall of Fame Committee.

CADC Members are welcome to submit a nomination to Lorena Iturrino.

  • Include a short paragraph about the person you are nominating to the Hall of Fame and explain what their impact in our state has been.
  • Please submit a link with any work samples that will be relevant to the selection process.
  • Please mention if you need to submit work samples directly.

Selection Criteria and Process

  • Nominees must be submitted by an active CADC member, past president or past inductee.
  • A committee formed by Hall of Fame Inductees and Past Presidents review each nomination.
  • More than one person / company can be inducted into the Hall of Fame each year.
    A lifetime achievement from an older generation may warrant multiple awards.
  • Nominees must have made a difference or had a significant impact in visual communications in Connecticut.
  • All nominees to be considered must live and work in the state of Connecticut.
  • Nominees may be posthumous.

2013 – 2014 Hall of Fame Committee

  • Jack Tom
    Western Connecticut State University, CADC President 2001 – 2002
  • Peter Good
    Cummings & Good, Hall of Fame Inductee 1995
  • Sean Kernan
    Sean Kernan Photography, Hall of Fame Inductee 2004
  • Lee Moody
    Mohawk Paper, Hall of Fame Inductee 2011
  • Anita Soos
    Anita Soos Design, Hall of Fame Inductee 2012
  • Roxanne Bailey
    Cannelli Printing, CADC President 1983 - 1984
  • Michael Scricco 
    CADC President 1994 – 1995
  • Mark Snyder
    University of Hartford, CADC President 2004 – 2005
  • Troy Monroe
    CO:LAB, CADC President 2009 – 2010