Play Your Cards Right with The Deck

AIGA Dallas Fort Worth invites you to participate in our first annual members-only collaborative community project: The Deck. Show off your ace skills by designing the front of a playing card. The resulting 54 card deck will celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of the DFW’s design community. This is an exclusive opportunity to join us representing our local design landscape. The Deck will debut before a national audience of hundreds of design leaders at the 2017 AIGA Leadership Retreat this June, with a local reception to follow. Stay tuned for updates.

Want to be dealt in?

Send your portfolio to for your shot at a space in The Deck. If you play your cards right, you’ll be assigned a card to design by April 23, 2017. Space is limited! Contact us today to avoid getting lost in the shuffle.     

The Deck is brought to you by…

Cartamundi USA has partnered with us on this unique community project. Cartamundi USA is a playing card manufacturer and specialty package printer. With almost 250 years of experience, 7 manufacturing facilities, 11 international branches, hundreds of agents and distributors in more than 50 countries, Cartamundi has established itself as the worldwide playing card leader with an impressive array of specialty print services. Learn more at

Special thanks to the following members:

Box & card backs Renee Nelson & Gus Granger, 70KFT
Ace of clubs Adaeze Okwesa, UT Dallas
2 of clubs Hamid Hasami
3 of clubs Daniel Beauchamp
4 of clubs Nicole Clark
5 of clubs Lee Ann Bandy, LISD
6 of clubs Tawni Schurman
7 of clubs Loryn O’Donnell
8 of clubs Ayumi Anderson, Walsh Group
9 of clubs Zach Shirley, Brad Cecil & Associates
10 of clubs Rebekah Shamsa, Corgan Media Lab
Jack of clubs Jennifer Huang
Queen of clubs Colleen Hartley Creative
King of clubs Jon Sandruck, AIGA Dallas Fort Worth
Ace of diamonds Jarred Elrod, TTU
2 of diamonds Reva Hunter, 84 Design Studio
3 of diamonds Sheryl Campbell, Studio C
4 of diamonds Sean Ficht, UT Arlington
5 of diamonds Veronica Vaughan, UTA, Art and Art History Department
6 of diamonds Jake Dalton
7 of diamonds Christie Smith, Curly Code Creative
8 of diamonds Savannah Farthing
9 of diamonds Monica Nguyen
10 of diamonds Iwona Waluk
Jack of diamonds Paige Baumgartner, Favorite Medium
Queen of diamonds Lauren Carter, LJ Carter Creative
King of diamonds Doug May, May & Co.
Ace of hearts Pauline Hudel-Smith, UTA, Art and Art History Department
2 of hearts Allison Ruiz
3 of hearts Malik Perry
4 of hearts Taylour Beadling, Kimley-Horn
5 of hearts Hector Cavazos, Tenet Healthcare
6 of hearts Whitney Holden, madison/miles media
7 of hearts Chad Murphy, The Fowler Group
8 of hearts Frances Yllana, Imaginuity
9 of hearts Candace Azevedo, Dodd Creative Group
10 of hearts Samantha Angeles, TPN
Jack of hearts Josue Olivas, Brand Hatchery
Queen of hearts Lily Smith-Kirkley, Lilco Letterpress
King of hearts Willie Baronet, Southern Methodist University
Ace of spades Jimmy Ball, SiriusXM Radio
2 of spades Michaela Keck
3 of spades Mixed Media Creations
4 of spades Steve Lovelace
5 of spades J.R. Arebalo, American Airlines
6 of spades Taryn Bzdick
7 of spades Jenna Bradford, Mass. Electric Construction Co.
8 of spades Sharlotte Bouniol, GB Graphix
9 of spades Mark Fallis
10 of spades Tessa Jimes
Jack of spades Bill Ford
Queen of spades Emily Oldfather
King of spades Scott McFadden Creative
Joker Jessica Gavit, Switch
Joker 2 Jon Buell, Buell Design
Published April 11, 2017