Debbie Millman

Academic; Writer; Lecturer; Executive; Designer / Graphic Design; Brand Design / United States / Sterling Brands, School of Visual Artists, Host, Design Matters

Debbie Millman is a designer, author, educator, and strategist. For 20 years she was president of Sterling Brands, where she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands, including projects with P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kraft, and Pepsi. Millman is also co-founder and chair of the world’s first Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is president emeritus of AIGA, the largest professional association for design in the world, and the co-owner and editorial director of . In 2005, she began hosting Design Matters, the first podcast about design on the Internet. In 2011, the show was the recipient of a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and it subsequently received many other awards.

Debbie Millman is the author of seven books on design and branding.

Debbie’s writing and illustrations have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Print Magazine, Baffler, and Fast Company. Her artwork is included in the Boston Biennale, Chicago Design Museum, Anderson University, School of Visual Arts, Long Island University, the Wolfsonion Museum, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. She has been critic-in-residence at Cranbrook University, Old Dominion University, and Notre Dame University, and has conducted visual storytelling workshops all over the world.

Also see Debbie Millman’s special podcast series on the theme of designers and books.

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By Debbie Millman November 19, 2013

Design Matters host and branding expert Debbie Millman next wants to read all about “the power of glamour,” and (if she has a chance to plan it), the last thing she’ll read will be a poem by Charles Olson. These and other answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.

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