Mitchell Mauk is Principal of Mauk Design, which he founded in San Francisco in 1986. Mauk Design specializes in exhibit design and corporate communications, and puts special emphasis on the marketing integration of two and three dimensional images. Mitchell Mauk has won multiple awards from the IDSA, SEGD, AIGA, and was named Exhibit Designer of the Year by Exhibitor Magazine.

Mauk was the first American designer to have a light design manufactured by the prestigious Italian lighting firm Artemide. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Interiors & Sources, VM+SD, AXIS, and Graphis, and is in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Convress. He has appeared on television in interviews for CNN’s “Business Unusual” and San Jose’s “Silicon Valley Business.”

Mauk is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He began his career working for Saul Bass at Bass/Yeagar Associates, followed by BMW/designworks USA. At Mark Anderson Design in Palo Alto, he was Senior Designer for 5-1/2 years and was involved in developing the brand image of the early Apple computers, as well as corporate identity for Herman Miller’s Office Pavilion.


Exhibitor Magazine, Exhibit Designer of the Year

Exhibitor Magazine Design Awards: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 (2 Gold), 1996, 1997 (Gold), Best of Show 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Spark Communication Awards: 2012 (Trophy, Silver)

Communication Arts: 1983, 1987, 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2012

Industrial Design Society of America: IDEA Gold Award & Silver Award 1995, 1996, IDEA Silver 1997

Society of Environmental Graphics: SEGD Award 1992,

1995, 2004

Business Marketing Association: 2004 Pro-Comm Best of Division

N.Y. Art Directors Club: Silver Medal 1995

Society of Typographic Arts:

STA 100 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988

Art Directors Club of Los Angeles: 1985, 1987 (Gold), 1988, 1989

American Institute of Graphic Arts: 1983, 1987, 1990, 1992, 2004

Typography 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16

ID Magazine Design Review: 1986, 1987, 1988 (Best of Category), 1989, 1996

Mead Annual Report Show: 1983

Graphics Packaging Annual: 1988, 1995

American Corporate Identity: 5, 6, 7

Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress


California Graphic Design

San Francisco Graphic Designers Book

Business Week

Identity Magazine

Interiors Magazine

Progressive Architecture

Architectural Record

Design Magazine/England

Creative Review/England

AXIS/Trends on Design/Japan

Exhibitor Magazine

Exhibit Design News

Communication Arts


The Exhibitor Show

Gravity Free Conference

California College of Arts Instructor- Advanced Typography

C.E.M.A./ Speaker

Utah State University

Event Design Magazine Conf.

Western Washington University

Health Care Exhibitors Association