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Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman was an influential American photographer and painter during the 20th century. She excelled in fashion photography for most of her life, though she had originally started her career in painting. Eventually she went on to become a graphic designer and art director. Bassman niche is that her style of art is immediately recognizable…

Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo is arguably one of Japan’s most prominent and influential graphic artists. Born on June 27, 1936 in the Hyogo prefecture of Nishiwaki, Japan, Yokoo grew up in his country during the prewar period as well as throughout the turmoil of World War II, living to see its impact on Japan. As a child,…

Karin Fong

      One of the most interesting things discussed in the two videos about designer Karin Fong was the way she decided on her career. She talks about how she always knew she wanted a career in the arts but she didn’t know until later that she wanted to make commercials and title sequences.…

John Baskerville

John Baskerville is notable in graphic design for his work with type design and print design. His name may be recognized from the typeface named after himself, Baskerville, a serif type with thin and thick contrast, great legibility, and often used in books or novels. John Baskerville was born at Sion Hill farm in Worcestershire,…

Steff Geisbuhler

Steff Geisbuhler is a prominent graphic designer most well known for the NBC peacock logo shown in image 1, as well as the Time Warner Cable logo, which was later redesigned, more on that later. Geisbuhler was born in Zofingen, Switzerland where graphic design is much more prominent and as a kid he would run…

Sagi Haviv

Sagi Haviv is a designer best known for his work and partnership with Chermayeff & Geismar. He has helped to design some of the most identifiable logos that we see on a day to day basis including “the logos for the US Open Tennis Championships, Leonard Bernstein at 100, Harvard University Press, Conservation International, and…

Paula Scher

Paula Scher was born on October 6th, 1948 in Washington DC. Growing up, she was always the class artist. When Scher was a teenager, she would take three bus rides into the city so she could take art classes at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She also made posters and flyers for her…

Katie Salen

Katie Salen is a “designer, educator, [animator], and gamer” who is “interested in the aesthetics of interactivity and the transformative potential of play” (2). Katie’s passions and accomplishments in design and technology is the exact reason why I chose to study her for this assignment. I am an avid gamer, computer scientist, and graphic artist…

April Greiman

Born and raised in New York since 1948, April Greiman is known as an “internationally acclaimed American graphic designer and artist,” (Design Lecture Series). While most were skeptical or opposed to integrating a computer into their practice as a result of the possibility of losing that genuine touch by hand, Greiman was a proponent in…

Stephen Doyle

Born in 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland, Stephen Doyle grew up in a Jesuit high school, where an anonymous woman said to him, “You don’t know who I am, but I’m just calling to tell you that you are going to go to Cooper Union.” Doyle, perplexed, questioned what Cooper Union was. “The best art school…

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was originally born under the name Sarah Stern on November 14, 1885 in Odessa, Ukraine. She was one of three children in an underprivileged family, so her mother chose to send her to live with her affluent Jewish uncle in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her uncle, Henri Turk, was a well-known lawyer that could…

Deborah Sussman

Deborah Sussman was born on May 26, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York and passed on August 20, 2014 due to breast cancer in Los Angeles, California- a place where she often found her inspiration. Sussman attended various schools including IIT institute of design, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Art Student League, Bard College and Black Mountain College.…

Eddie Opara visits College of Design!

Eddie Opara, a well-established designer whose work spans all 5 of the different practices we have learned, detailed “what the hell he does on a daily basis” and the hierarchy that fuels the intention behind his work in his lecture about many of his projects. His hierarchy lies in 9 different categories: neutral, variable, adaptive,…