How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

By Debbie Millman; Steven Heller (Foreword by)

Allworth Press, Paperback, 9781581154962, 235pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2007

Take a peek inside the heads of some of the world's greatest living graphic designers. How do they think, how do they connect to others, what special skills do they have? In honest and revealing interviews, nineteen designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman. The internet radio talk host of Design Matters, Millman persuades the greatest graphic designers of our time to speak frankly and openly about their work. How to Think Like a Great GraphicDesigners offers a rare opportunity to observe and understand the giants of the industry. Designers interviewed include: --Milton Glaser --Stefan Sagmeister --David Carson --Paula Scher --Abbott Miler --Lucille Tenazas --Paul Sahre --Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler --Chip Kidd --James Victore --Carin Goldberg --Michael Bierut --Seymour Chwast --Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel --Steff Geissbuhler --John Maeda.

About the Author
In addition to serving as the president of the design group at Sterling Brands, Debbie Millman is the chair of the Masters Program in Branding at the School of Visual Arts, she is the current national president of the AIGA, and she hosts "Design Matters with Debbie Millman," on, a weekly radio show about design.

Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID. He writes frequently for Metropolis and other design magazines. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 90 books on design and popular culture.