Eva is a pioneer in the development of brand strategy and communications through design. Founder of Eva Maddox Branded Environments, her research-based design approach identifies and integrates a client's "DNA" into tangible experiences. As Principal of the firm's Branded Environments group, her design strategies target customer experiences, learning styles and the integration of community/cultural interpretations within corporate, education and healthcare environments.
Eva was named by Fast Company as one of the "change agents... designers, and dreamers who are creating your future." She is the recipient of more than 100 awards for design excellence and garnered the prestigious Chicago Magazine 2002 Chicagoan of the Year award, the International Women's Forum Women Who Make a Difference award and the 2000 Star Award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). A two-time Purpose Prize winner, Eva holds honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Farris State University and has been elected to the IIDA's College of Fellows and inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Eva is also co-founder of Archeworks, a non-profit alternative design school in Chicago and is active in the International Women's Forum, The Chicago Network, Architectural Society of the Art Institute of Chicago and The World Future Society.