I had a chance to meet a few people that I thought I knew well from the industry.
I had the privilege to work with some of the most influential graphic designers in the world and I wanted to share what they had to say about their work, their backgrounds, and their thoughts on the industry they have created.
Here are the Top 10 Graphic Designers You Should Know.1.
David BreenDavid Breen is one of the best known and most well-respected graphic designers.
He is currently working on the upcoming sequel to his award-winning book, A Design Story.
The first book focused on a single designer and their journey into graphic design.
Now the sequel is on the way, with an all-new companion book entitled A Design Manifesto.
In this book, Breen looks at the creative process from beginning to end and explores the intersection between design and storytelling.
He shares his own work, talks about what his family thinks of his work, and provides tips on how to craft a compelling graphic design story.
Breen’s graphic design background includes work at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and countless other publications.
He also spent nearly two decades at IBM designing graphics for Fortune 500 companies.2.
David ChuaDavid Chua is a graphic designer, author, and filmmaker best known for his graphic novel, The Black Keys.
He has a BFA from The College of William and Mary, a MFA from Stanford University, and a BAFTA and Emmy Award nomination from the American Film Institute.
In 2009, he won a National Magazine Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
His next book, The Art of Graphic Design: A Practical Guide to Success, is available now.3.
Scott OlsonScott Olson is the co-founder of digital agency and design firm Lulu.
Olson has worked for the likes of Apple, Google, and Apple’s mobile division, and has also worked on films including the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning documentary The Social Network, as well as TV shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, and Seinfeld.
He recently co-founded the firm, which has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles.4.
Chris RitterChris Ritter is an award-nominated graphic designer and artist who has worked on everything from fashion and jewelry to video games and pop culture.
In 2011, he created the first website for his upcoming feature-length film, The Dark Side of the Moon, which was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture.
The Dark World was a collaboration with director Joni Mitchell and produced by director Christopher Nolan.5.
Michael BierstadtMichael Bierstad is a designer, illustrator, and author of many graphic novels, graphic novels as novels, and comic books.
He was the designer for the graphic novel series A Design Journey, which he co-created with his partner, Brian Bierstaetter.
In 2012, Bierstadaers graphic novel was released as an eBook.6.
Dan SchoeningDan Schoinge is the founder of Schoener.com, a blog, podcast, and website that covers design, storytelling, and digital marketing.
He co-designed the digital campaign for the 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel.
In 2017, Schoinger announced that his graphic novels were getting a new graphic novel adaptation, titled The Grand Architect, which takes place in the year 2021 and is a follow-up to his acclaimed graphic novel The Grandest Generation.7.
Steve McQueenSteve McQueen is one the most famous and sought-after visual effects artists working today.
He’s worked on The Avengers, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and the upcoming Jurassic Park 5.
He earned his master’s degree in visual effects from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and his doctorate from the University of Michigan.
In addition to his visual effects work, he has worked as an illustrator for Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, Dreamworks Animation, and Fox.8.
David KarpDavid Karp is a visual effects artist and designer known for the work he has done on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Guardians of the Galaxy.
His work has been featured in numerous television and film projects, including Avatar, Doctor Strange, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
In 2016, he was honored with an Oscar nomination for best visual effects on the feature film The Big Short.9.
Tim SweenyTim Sweening is a freelance graphic designer who has been in the industry for a long time.
He graduated from Columbia College of Art and Design in NYC in 1996 and moved to Los Angeles to work on projects with the Disney Visual Effects Studio.
He became a freelance designer after moving to New York and started designing for the Disney Animation Studios.
In 2013, Sweened received a Visual Effects