San Diego Business Journal

When Laura Coe Design Associates was asked to create packaging for TaylorMade Golf's player's glove, the firm made a dual-purpose carrying case.

It could hang in retail stores and appeal to consumers, but was ventilated and would later protect the glove in between uses.

The case and other items that illustrate local designers' work and process are on display at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. The exhibit is called "Distilling Design."

The show, which runs through March 3, includes the work of 16 design firms, 15 of which are from San Diego.

Five months ago, when approached about curating the exhibit, Susan Merritt was excited to get involved.

The show was timed to take place during the local American Institute of Graphic Arts conference, called Y Design, which took place Feb. 16 and 17.

Education chair for the local AIGA chapter, a professor at SDSU's graphic design department and vice president at local firm CWA, Inc., Merritt now hopes that similar exhibitions will now be set up on an ongoing basis.

Other than Laura Coe and CWA, the firms represented in the show include Bennett Peji Design, Conover, Hollis Design, John Dennis Design, Mentus, Mires Design, Miriello Grafico, Morris Creative, Myndgr & #252;ve, Persimmon Design, Tyler Blik Design, Visual Asylum and Scott Ramsey Design.