AMES, Iowa — Patrick Dillon, an owner and one of the creative directors of Los Angeles-based creative services firm B O N D, is a recipient of the 2017 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design.

The award recognizes outstanding creative and professional achievements of alumni in all of the college’s disciplines, which include architecture, art and design, community and regional planning, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts, interdisciplinary design, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable environments and urban design.

Dillon, who lives with his wife, Amy, in Studio City, California, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Iowa State in 1985. He will be honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association’s 86th Honors and Awards Ceremony, beginning at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center. A dessert reception will follow.

Dillon has been in the entertainment profession for more than 25 years. In 2012 he and colleagues launched B O N D, whose clients include 20th Century Fox, Disney, Focus Features, Freeform, HBO, Lionsgate, Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures, Starz, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers, among many others.

Since its founding, the firm has produced print and digital art and audiovisual elements for television (Black Sails, Empire, Game of Thrones, Vikings, American Gods, etc.), film (Divergent, Doctor Strange, Mad Max: Fury Road, Passengers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Straight Outta Compton, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Wonder Woman, etc.) and gaming (Batman Arkham Origins, Borderlands, Battleborn, etc.).

Dillon previously served as art director of Enigma Records (1986-1990), Restless Records (1990-1995) and Dawn Patrol Inc. (1995-1999). In 1999 he co-founded creative boutique agency Art Machine LLC, quickly growing the startup into an award-winning print industry leader that merged successfully with Trailer Park in 2007. Dillon served as principal of Art Machine, a Trailer Park Co., from 2007-2010 and as executive creative director of video games for Trailer Park from 2010-2012.

Dillon was honored with 2011 PromaxBDA MI6 Competition Gold Awards for Standout Print Campaign and Print Advertisement for Batman: Arkham City; 2009 Key Art Awards Teaser Poster for Terminator: Salvation; 2007 Key Art Awards Drama Poster, Golden Trailer Awards Drama Poster and Posterwire.com Poster of the Year, all for Hard Candy; and 2006 Key Art Awards Action Adventure Poster and Golden Trailer Awards Teaser, both for Lord of War.


Patrick Dillon, B O N D, patrick@wearebond.com
Bernard Canniffe, Chair, Graphic Design, (515) 294-6743, canniffe@iastate.edu
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289, hsauer@iastate.edu