Peter Yenawine graduated from VPA with a bachelor of industrial design degree. He has served as master designer at Steuben Glass and director of design at Franklin Crystal, Franklin Mint, and D. Swarovski & Co. He founded PYNN Corporation in 1981, where he was president and director of design, concept, and product development, and he also founded Crystal Signatures Inc., where he is president and director of design. His 35 years of design and product development experience has included the formation of strategic partners around the world who produce his exclusive designs. He most recently designed the 2008 George Arents Award for SU.