Designer Profiles


Memories of JC (Jean-Claude Suares)

In the wake of the tragic passing of JC Suares, an art director of the New York Times OpEd page, we take a minute to pay tribute to a man who helped launch numerous careers, including that of a valued Print contributor — Steven Heller.


40 Days of Dating: Will Opposites Attract?

She's a hopeless romantic in search of love while he is a serial dater who is well aware of his inability to commit. Designers Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman embark into dangerous territory — dating — and will document it all with art.


Will Burtin’s Beauty

Within a 1955 insert of Print, there was an insert written and designed by Will Burtin titled "A Program in Print: Upjohn and Design" seamlessly folded into the magazine.


Words – and Images – on Ed Fella

Ed Fella’s AIGA Medalist profile sums him up succinctly: He’s “one of the most influential designers of the last quarter century.” And now he’s retiring. But having been friends since I first interviewed him for Emigre back in 1993, I figure that “retire” will be more like a change of treads, appropriate for a...

In the Studio: Browns

We visited Jonathan Ellery, the founder of Browns, in the firm’s office to talk about his distracting cats and primitive typing skills.     Photography by Christine Navin   Location London Bridge, Bermondsey, southeast London Year started 1998 Size 3,000 square feet Number of employees Ten Specialty Design in the 
broader sense    ...

Dialogue: Arachne for the Digital Age

The New York–based textiles company Maharam is a fourth-generation, family-run business. It has been reinvented by each successive generation, which probably accounts for its unusual longevity in the dysfunctional realm of family businesses. Louis Maharam, its founder, was a Russian immigrant who started out selling fabric remnants from a pushcart on the Lower East...

Ripps It Up

The artist Ryder Ripps searches for honesty online.   “The only way to distinguish yourself from anyone else on the web is through honesty,” Ryder Ripps told me over dinner in Brooklyn one night. “People have the ability to choose what they want to see at any point, and because of that, you have...

Interview with Stefan Sagmeister

DEBBIE MILLMAN: Many years ago, in one of our previous interviews, I asked you what kind of project you’d like to work on that you hadn’t yet had an opportunity to do. You said it would be the redesign of a global identity. You have now accomplished that with EDP. Was it everything you...