Graphic designing has become a vital part of the digital industry. No matter what work you are doing you will need a graphic designer sooner or later. You need a graphic designer to style your website and your brand logo. You will need a designer to edit images of your products or campaigns. Long story short graphic designers are needed everywhere nowadays. Here is a list of the 10 greatest graphic designers ever.
10) Eddie Opara
Eddie Opara was born in London in the year 1972. He studied graphic designing at the London University of Printing and at Yale University. He gained experience at multiple companies like ATG and Imaginary Force before he founded his own firm called The Map Office back in 2005. He has done numerous successful projects for Oprah Winfrey and CFDA. He continues to amaze people with his skills in web and interactive printing.
9) Stefan Sagmeister
Stefan was originally born in Austria and moved to New York in 1987. His work is a fusion of sexuality and humor. A poster he designed for AIGA in the year 1999 is one of his most noteworthy work. He is truly a remarkable graphic designer to be included in this list of 10 greatest graphic designers ever.
8) Chip Kidd
He is both a writer as well as a designer currently working in New York. He majorly designs book jackets and has worked with companies like Pantheon. In 1997 he received an award for the use of photography in graphic design and later next year he was made a member of AIGA.
7) Paula Scher
She was the art director at CBS in the 80’ and 90’s. Here she designed artwork and album cover, sometimes more than 150 per year. She has worked for big names like Madison Square Park and Bloomberg. She has her name on the art director’s hall of fame.
6) Michael Bierut
Despite his huge success he is still the same humble person he was 30 years back. He started his graphic design career with an internship at AIGA with Chris Pullman. After his schooling he got his first job at one of the very best Vignelli Associates design firm. Later he also became the vice president of design there. He has worked with big clients like United Airlines. Being a huge success that he is, surely he is a great mention in the list of 10 greatest graphic designers ever.
5) David Carson
Best known for his unusual love of placing text on images in awkward manners. On the other side of things his magazines are a huge success and are praised for being original and unique.
4) Lillian Bassman
She is a successful graphic designer and also has a career in photography. She is best known for her portrait models in lingerie.
3) Milton Glaser
Glaser is the founder of the New York Magazine and also created the I Love New York logo which every tourist wears.
2) Alexey Brodovitch
Originally born in Russia but came to the USA in 1930. 1930 was the year when he started working for Harper’s Bazaar. He spent more than 25 years at the firm and turned into an inspiration for later generations at the company and around the world.
1) Paul Rand
Paul was born in Brooklyn in 1914 and attended art school at Patt and Parsons. Despite his formal education he thought that this was not enough and taught himself art by studying different artists. His clients include big names like IBM and ABC as well as Yale.
Here was the list of 10 greatest graphic designers ever. Hope you find their work motivational and inspirational.