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Hill & Partners’ Mark Holme Honored as 2014 EDPA Designer of the Year
Creative Director for Massachusetts-Based Branded Environment Specialists Wins Designer of the Year Award
Founded in 1954, the EDPA is an internationally recognized trade organization with more than 400 corporate members from 18 countries that are engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry. The EDPA’s Designer of the Year award acknowledges a designer who works diligently to enhance the professional standards of exhibit designers, contributes their talents, creativity and personal time to bring innovation to exhibit design.
“Mark’s EDPA award for Designer of the Year validates his natural and authentic connection with design, the arts and the industry as a whole,” said Hill & Partners CEO, Michael McMahon. “The EDPA’s purpose is to champion the prosperity of membership businesses, through education, networking and advocacy. This recognition for Mark’s contribution extends well beyond this past year, and we are so very proud that our industry peers see Mark’s ongoing commitment and contribution to our profession.”
Over his 25+ year career in the design industry, Holme has masterfully blended his passion for building and fabrication with his formal design and arts training. As an accomplished artist and sculpture, Holme understands first-hand the importance of mentorship and development, and the critical role they play in creative design. In addition to leading Hill & Partners’ design team, Holme founded the Seekonk Artist Network, which brings artist together and infuses art into the community.
Throughout his career, Holme has been heavily involved with student tutoring and mentorship with the EDPA and FIT, colleague portfolio reviews in the Boston area and collaborative creative development relationships. Holme sits on Hill & Partners’ leadership group, conducts guest lectures for the design department at his alma mater, UMass Dartmouth, and has had a rewarding influence on the careers of countless aspiring designers.
Holme takes home the EDPA’s Designer of the Year award shortly after the EDPA resurrected its Northeast Regional Chapter, which Hill & Partners’ Matthew Johnson is acting Chapter Treasurer.
About Hill & Partners
Hill & Partners is a full-service team of branded environment specialists with a network of skilled partners throughout the country and world. Hill & Partners have provided professional exhibit management services that help clients manage and improve the results of their trade show exhibit program for over 19 years. Experience is a key factor in their long running relationships with clients including Polartec LLC, Dunkin’ Brands, GTECH, Samsonite and General Cigar. Hill & Partners, established in 1995, has received numerous awards and accolades including being named by the Boston Business Journal as one of the Boston area's fastest growing companies. For additional information, please call 617.471.7990 or visit www.hillpartners.com.