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.

Watching We Need to Talk About Kevin  

I first became aware of the film We Need To Talk About Kevin in 2010; the trailer was shown in the previews prior to a movie I’ve long since forgotten. There they were in front of me, larger than life: the scathing intensity of Ezra Miller as Kevin, and the haunting Tilda Swinton as...

Watching The Descendants

I came to drawing movies quite by accident; my first attempt, “Watching Beginners,” was inspired by the actual illustrations featured in Mike Mills’s award-winning film. I drew the plot as I watched, live and in real time, without erasing, editing, or stopping. I filled an entire Moleskine notebook in one sitting. After the experience, I...


More Design Resources: See Debbie’s solo show “Look Both Ways” featuring her visual essays at the Chicago Design Museum this summer Learn about the next generation of app design from one of the industry’s leaders! Available now: Print Magazine’s Guest Art Director Digital Collection Get an inside look at logo design from Chermayeff & Geismar

Watching Beginners

A couple of week ago, I was watching the movie “Beginners”, the amazing Mike Mills directed movie about an older man who comes out to his son after his wife of 40 years dies. Christopher Plummer stars and won a best supporting actor Oscar award last night for his work. If you haven’t seen it,...


Special Thanks to Chip Kidd for the title of this piece.  Resources Recommended by Imprint Available now: Print Magazine’s Guest Art Director Digital Collection There’s still time to enter your work in the Regional Design Annual. Register now! Get an inside look at logo design from Chermayeff & Geismar Hear the original “Mad Man” George Lois speak live about his life...

Paul Sahre, Graphic Designer, Video Director, Monster Truck Lover

John Flansburgh and John Linnell, the cofounders of They Might Be Giants, aren’t just known for brainy, unconventional indie rock. They also have a history of working with great graphic designers and artists—Helene Silverman, Barbara Glauber, Marcel Dzama, and Sam Potts. So when Flansburgh emailed Paul Sahre an invitation to work with the group on...

What I Wish for 2012

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