Graduate receives Grammy Award for graphic design

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Brian Grunert, a 1992 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, was honored this month with a Grammy Award in the category of Best Recording Package for his work on recording artist Ani DiFranco’s compact disc, “Evolve.”p. The 46th annual Grammy Awards were presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

“Evolve” was released in March 2003. Its outer package features a textured metallic finish slipcase with DiFranco’s signature, an embossed moth and the album title. The inner booklet features photographs of DiFranco and drawings and photos of moths, flowers and light imagery.

Grunert earned his bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Notre Dame and serves as the associate creative director at the Buffalo, N.Y.-based advertising agency Crowley Webb and Associates. He worked from 2000 to 2002 as art director for DiFranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records.


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