Chase Design Group Mourns Death of Founder Margo Chase

by Andrew Gibbs on 07/23/2017 | 2 Minute Read

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It is with deep sadness that we share the devastating news of the passing of a true legend, visionary, and design icon, Margo Chase. She was a beacon in this industry, a personal hero of mine, and big supporter of The Dieline. Founded in 1986, her work at Chase Design Group has truly paved the way for our industry. She will be profoundly missed.

Los Angeles, CA, July 24 -- We are deeply saddened to announce that Margo Chase, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Chase Design Group, was killed in an aviation accident on Saturday July 22nd in Apple Valley, California. The cause of the accident is unknown. In addition to her passion for design, Margo was an accomplished aviator who loved the art of flying.
Margo founded Chase Design Group in 1986, building it into a respected and successful global brand design firm. Chris Lowery, president, has vowed that the company will continue to be driven 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 says. “All of us here at Chase send our heartfelt condolences to her husband Patrick Dugan and the rest of her family.”
About Chase Design Group
Chase Design Group ( is a creative agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and the UK and is dedicated to exploring new territory and questioning conventional assumptions to produce extraordinary outcomes. Founded in 1986 by Margo Chase, the firm’s expertise spans brand strategy, corporate & brand identity, package design and retail environments for clients including Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestlé, and Campbell Soup Company.

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