I would very proudly nominate Liz Burnett, who has worked in Dallas since her very first internship at Peterson and Company in 1993. She cut her teeth creating award winning work at Eisenberg following graduation from TCU, and has spent the past 13 years building The Matchbox Studio into a well respected design firm. Along the way she dedicated her time to the DSVC as a board member and show chair, has judged several regional and national shows, and has racked up more awards than she could possibly keep count. Plus, she’s just a rad chick and I love her to pieces.
Of all the women in Dallas who have had an impact on design in Dallas in the last twenty years, Liz stands out not because she’s been visible and vocal, but because she has quietly and consistently set the standard for design excellence. Nothing leaves Matchbox without her stamp of approval, and whatever reputation Matchbox has, it’s entirely thanks to the hard work and dedication of Liz.”—40’s Nominee: Liz Burnett
Nominator: Jeff Breazeale