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Margo Chase

Margo Chase, the founder and chief creative officer of the Chase Design Group, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the crash of a plane she was flying, according to multiple news sources.

Chase founded her company in 1986 and built it into a successful global brand-design firm. Chris Lowery, president of Chase Design, said the company will continue to be inspired by the insatiable curiosity and love of design she embodied.

“Everyone in the Chase Design Group family has been touched and inspired by Margo’s creativity, generous spirit, and love for design. We will all miss her brilliance and incredible energy, but will carry her vision for the organization forward as she would have wanted,” he said. “All of us here at Chase send our heartfelt condolences to her husband, Patrick Dugan, and the rest of her family.”


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Chase designed logos for the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.” Her company has worked on branding for major companies including Target, PepsiCo, Nestlé, and the Campbell Soup Co.

Chase Design also has worked with many celebrities including Cher and Madonna.

Chase taught classes at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and Long Beach State University. Her work was included in an exhibition at “Women Designers USA: 1900 – 2000,” which was sponsored by Bard College.

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