Author Archives: Debbie Millman

About Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman is a designer, author, educator and brand strategist. She host of the award-winning podcast “Design Matters,” the world’s first podcast on design; Chair of the world’s first Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts; the editorial and creative director of Print Magazine and President Emeritus of AIGA. She is the author of six books on design and branding.

Wishes for 2013

Debbie Millman shares her New Year’s wishes for 2013, from world peace to happy puppies.  See also: Debbie Millman’s New Year’s wishes for 2012 and 2011—and her books Look Both Ways and Brand Thinking.

Thinking About Thanks

Because Sandy didn’t crush our spirits. Because the right man won. Because Hillman and Bill lived. Because there can still be a cease fire. Because a turkey got pardoned. Because dogs dream. Because Marcus Mumford sings. Because the Sullivan Street Bakery is not just on Sullivan Street anymore. Because the London Olympics logo grew...

Watching Melancholia

Lars Von Trier’s latest film, Melancholia, is a dreamy, heartbreaking movie that isn’t really about what it is about. Melancholia has been described as a story of the discovery of a planet hiding behind the sun on a potential collision path with Earth. (Yes, this is indeed a key plot line of the film.)...

My Kinda Sad Portfolio Story

This week and next, we’re asking the judges of the Print Portfolio Review to tell us about their portfolios—specifically their first portfolios, and how they helped or hindered their early careers. Yesterday, Mirko Ilić told us about the “big paper salad” he brought to New York City in 1986. Today, Debbie Millman writes about...

Trashed and Found

Debbie Millman designs packaging. Sometimes she comes across her own work abandoned in the streets. Burger King wrapper, Los Angeles    No matter when it happens, it stops me in my tracks. I could be rushing to work, racing through an airport, or out for a night on the town, and it still causes me to pause, stare,...