Debbie Millman (post by Jennifer Polk)
Debbie Millman has been in design for over half of her life. She is a partner of the design division of Sterling Brands and also a member of the board of AIGA, where she is now the President. She is the host of the internet radio show “Design Matters” and a co-author of the blog “Speak Up”. She has also worked for Emmis Broadcasting’s Hot 97, where she helped transform it into the hip-hop station it is today. She has written two books on design, “How to think like a Graphic Designer” and ”Essential Principles of Graphic Design”. She is also a teacher at the School of Visual Arts and at The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Her love affair with brands and design began in the 7th grade. She became obsessed with Levi’s and Lacoste (little red tag and crocodile). Her once ideas of the brand making the person or product have changed through her years of being a well known designer. She now tries to incorporate honesty, integrity and decency into every brand design she creates. She is extremely determined to convince brands to rise to higher ground and reflect the condition of our culture.
A few of her clients include: Craft, Glaxo-SmithKlien, Johnson&Johnson, Gillette, Nestle, Pepsi and Campbell’s.
Along with being a designer she is also a photographer and painter.