Professor to be Inducted into Creative Hall of Fame

Allan Beaver

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 30, 2015 – High Point University Artist in Residence Allan Beaver will become one of the newest inductees of The One Club Creative Hall of Fame, one of the most prestigious honors in the advertising industry. He will be recognized among the nation’s most creative individuals during a ceremony tonight in New York City.

Beaver is one of five individuals to be inducted into the Creative Hall of Fame, which recognizes lifetime achievement in the advertising and design industry and boasts 56 existing members, including Leo Burnett, David Ogilvy, Steve Jobs, Mary Wells Lawrence, Bill Bernbach and Lee Clow.

“The One Club For Art and Copy in New York is international in scope and is one of the most prestigious and well-respected organizations in the art and design industry. Therefore, it is a great personal honor to be recognized by my peers for the work I’ve created over a long career,” Beaver says.

In his teaching and mentoring of students at HPU, Beaver brings an amazing wealth of experience. He was a partner in Levine Huntley Schmidt & Beaver, a leader in the second creative revolution in New York advertising. He created work for brands such as People’s Express, Jockey Underwear, Matchbox Toys, Subaru, Citizen Watches and Maidenform, among others. LHS&B continued the tradition of smart, humorous advertising started in the Bernbach era. In 1988, Advertising Age named LHS&B as Agency of the Year.

Beaver also served as president of The One Club and The Art Director’s Club of New York. He collaborated with renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, and earned a spot among the “Top 100 Creative People in the United States.”

“Allan is truly one of the industry’s giants, and we are so fortunate to have him sharing his expertise daily with our visual arts students,” says Dr. John Turpin, dean of the School of Art and Design at HPU. “Having a professional on campus who is remarkably creative and who has realized a great level of success in his career adds to the extraordinary education our students receive.”

At HPU, Beaver shares his experience and unique design acumen while advising students and teaching advanced courses in graphic design and typography. He encourages students to be successful by loving their work and making a “110-percent commitment” to excellence.

“The transition to academia was a terrific new venture for me and is a great vehicle to pass on what I’ve learned and discovered over the years to young and talented students,” Beaver says. “Creativity doesn’t disappear. It just changes.”

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