We are pleased to announce the six Design Champions for the 10th Anniversary Chrysler Design Awards. Since its inception in 1993, the Chrysler Design Award has had a ripple effect, like a pebble in a pond. With each year, this annual tribute to design innovation and excellence grows in stature and breadth: every new cycle widens the ring, bringing six more designers or design teams into the fold.

It is with great pride that we watch these innovators continue to exert extraordinary influence in their respective fields. They play a critical part in shaping the world we live in and have no small impact on the quality of our lives.

Throughout its 10 year history, the Chrysler Design Awards have steadfastly championed excellence in its many forms. It has honored teachers who inspire, inventors who perfect the everyday, and visionaries who pioneer new boundaries. From the parks we play in to the museums we visit, from the creation of squeeze tube toothpaste to the Mars Pathfinder, and from the design of The New York Times Magazine to underground comics, the Chrysler winners embody the spirit of North American ingenuity and vision.

With our 10th anniversary, we welcome six individuals who have made significant and wide-ranging contributions to design. Our 2002 Design Champions are Red Burns, Mickey Friedman, Steve Jobs, Phyllis Lambert, Murray Moss and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

While their contributions are diverse, each of these individuals shares a sense of conviction and an abiding curiosity that has furthered the scope and importance of design in our everyday lives.

While their contributions are diverse, each of these individuals shares a sense of conviction and an abiding curiosity that has furthered the scope and importance of design in our everyday lives.

Selection Process and Advisory Panel

This year nearly 200 Design Champions were nominated by a broad-based committee of individuals within the architectural and design disciplines and then selected by an advisory panel. Led by Chrysler Design Awards co-chairs Chee Pearlman and Leslie Gill, the 2002 advisory panel includes: