From the Designer’s Desk

From the Designer’s Desk: Margaret Bauer

We’re kicking off our second year of monthly From the Designer’s Desk posts with some observation and inspiration from Margaret Bauer, formerly design manager in the Publishing Office at the National Gallery of Art and currently principal at Margaret Bauer Graphic Design in Washington, DC (and New Haven native!). Why did you pursue

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From the Designer’s Desk: Jean Wilcox

Today’s inspiring edition of From the Designer’s Desk is a project-specific exposition by Jean Wilcox, award-winning designer and principal of Wilcox Design. Jean Wilcox– I walk by a used bookstore every day on my way to work, and I cannot help but scan the window to see if there might

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From the Designer’s Desk: Rich Hendel

Richard Hendel is a true dignitary in the world of book design.  His work has won nearly every possible award, including from the Association of American University Presses, AIGA, Print magazine, Chicago Book Clinic, Leipzig Book Fair, and National Book Award.  He is currently a freelance designer, but has been a book

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From the Designer’s Desk: Laura Lindgren

Laura Lindgren specializes in the design of complex illustrated books for art book publishers, museums, galleries, artists, and trade publishers. Her book designs have received awards from the College Art Association, American Association of Museums Design Competition, Association of Art Museum Curators, AIGA DC, and the New York Book Show,

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From the Designer’s Desk: Daphne Geismar

September’s edition of From the Designer’s Desk brings us wise and enchanting words from the estimable Daphne Geismar, a book and website designer with her own firm. Why did you pursue design, rather than, say, painting or architecture or sculpture? I’m interested in people and their stories. As a designer,

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From the Designer’s Desk (Part 2): Rita Jules

We keep going back to Miko McGinty’s From the Designer’s Desk post, both for the lovely text and the wonderful images.  We expect to do the same with Part 2 of August’s From the Designer’s Desk installation, from Rita Jules. Rita Jules— The Bard Graduate Center’s History of Design was

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From the Designer’s Desk (Part 1): Miko McGinty

“What happened to July’s installation of From the Designer’s Desk?” we hear you asking.  Here’s what: we rolled the July and August posts together into one fantastic, two-part double post from Miko McGinty and Rita Jules. Miko and Rita are, respectively, the Principal and Senior Graphic Designer at Miko McGinty

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From the Designer’s Desk: Jenny Chan

For June’s edition of From the Designer’s Desk, Jenny Chan of Jack Design takes us from blank slate to finished product, offering technical explanation and emotional insight along the way. Jenny Chan— Recently I noticed that whenever I submit a first round of sample designs, I have the same queasy,

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From the Designer’s Desk: Jo Ellen Ackerman

For May’s edition of From the Designer’s Desk we interviewed the talented Jo Ellen Ackerman on her design process. Yale University Press: Why did you pursue design, rather than, say, painting or architecture or sculpture? Jo Ellen Ackerman: When I was young, my father was the manager of a paint department that

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From the Designer’s Desk: Katy Homans

April’s installation in our ongoing series From the Designer’s Desk brings us into the beautiful, meaningful, and wide-ranging visual world of renowned designer Katy Homans. Katy Homans— I entered the worlds of design and art as a printer, having been introduced to David Godine’s letterpress shop through a college class

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