Star's Own, Justin Dworak, Receives EDPA Designer of the Year Award.

Mallory Johnson

30 November 2012

The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) has recognized Justin Dworak as Designer of the Year for his innovative designs and his contribution to enhancing the professional standards of all exhibit designers. EDPA, an international association, represents those involved in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits across the world. Thousands of designers create exhibits each year, but only one is selected as EDPA’s Exhibit Designer of the Year. Dworak was named 2012 Designer of the Year at EDPA’s annual conference and showcase on November 29 in Palm Springs, California. EDPA selected Dworak based on his passion for the design industry, his creativity and his ability to mentor young designers.

As the Creative Director at Star, Dworak represents his passion for design and natural leadership abilities through all elements of his work, including the generous amount of time he spends volunteering for the Bemidji State University (BSU) Exhibit Design Program. As a BSU graduate himself, Dworak believes in giving back to the program that helped him become the talent he is today.

Dworak’s reverence for design is best demonstrated by his fifteen years of dedication to Star and the Exhibit Design Industry. One of the biggest testaments to Justin’s abilities and integrity is his long list of standing clients who gravitate toward him for his credibility alone. Justin has used design to tell the story and be the brand anchor to company brands such as Target, Craftsman, Emerson, Mall of America, Pearson, Valspar, and Pella Corporation, among others.

Dworak’s award nomination was the collective effort of industry colleagues. Randal Acker, President & COO, of EXHIBITOR Media Group describes Justin as, “…a professional who is always willing to enhance the learning experience with his knowledge of multiple design disciplines. He has made a difference to not only hundreds of students, but fellow industry professionals with his wide array of abilities in design and beyond.”

Star could not be more excited for Justin, this milestone in his career, and the family that supports him. Star is grateful to those who have contributed to the success of Dworak, allowing him to represent this year’s EDPA Designer of the year award.

About Star

Since 1993, Star has provided powerful brand integration for their clients. A leading global marketing solutions provider, Star values a customer-centric approach, lasting partnerships, powerful strategic direction, and consistent execution. Star’s comprehensive design, fabrication, installation/dismantle and property management services support event, trade show, retail fixture, corporate lobby and selling environment initiatives. For more information about Star, visit

About EDPA

The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), founded in 1954, is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 400 corporate members from 18 countries that are engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry. For more information, go to

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