Pictured right: Brian Baker receives the Michael R. Westcott Designer of the Year award from Kelli Glasser, president and CEO, Exhibit Concepts, and EDPA past president. Photo Credit: EDPA ACCESS 2017 Photography by Padgett & Co.
Brian Baker, VP, Highmark TechSystems, received the Michael R. Westcott Designer of the Year award at EDPA ACCESS. A 25-year veteran of the exhibit design process, Baker is now helping develop new tools and technologies for the design community at Highmark TechSystems.
Baker is nothing if not an educator. He teaches a required class at ExhibitorLive on graphics. Coaching and mentoring are part of his DNA, whether he is working with junior designers or his kids’ soccer teams. He has taught design at Purdue and has spent countless hours advising and reviewing student portfolios, including work with the EDPA mentor program through both Bemidji State and FIT.
Baker has been a board member of EDPA’s Southeast Chapter, and, in addition to everything else, he is a regular contributor to Exhibit City News. “Congratulations, Brian!”