Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced it will be honored this evening with the Corporate Achievement Award from Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Presented as part of the 2007 National Design Awards, the Corporate Achievement Award recognizes corporations that help advance the relationship between design and quality of life. The award will be presented to Adobe at a gala dinner at Cooper-Hewitt in Manhattan.
“All of this year’s honorees represent the very best of design in a broad range of fields,” said Cooper-Hewitt director Paul Warwick Thompson. “Adobe’s pioneering applications have revolutionized the way professional designers and everyday consumers approach design, and have touched nearly every type of imagery in the world today.”
The 2007 National Design Awards nominations were solicited from a committee of more than 800 leading designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures and corporate leaders from every state in the nation. A jury of experts, chosen by Cooper-Hewitt, selected finalists and winners in each category. First launched in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were established to promote excellence and innovation in design. The awards are accompanied each year by a variety of public education programs, including lectures, roundtable discussions and workshops.
“We’re passionate about great design and about giving people new ways to bring their creative visions to life,” said Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen. “Adobe has a long history of creating award-winning software that has redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our contributions, and we’ll continue to push the boundaries of the digital design universe.”
About Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational programs, exhibitions and publications. Founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt — granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper — as part of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the museum has been a branch of the Smithsonian since 1967.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com .