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List of famous graphic designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top graphic designers in the world? This includes the most prominent graphic designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable graphic designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic graphic designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned graphic designers.

With people ranging from John Mayer to Phil Hartman, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

From reputable, prominent, and well known graphic designers to the lesser known graphic designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the graphic designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous graphic designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous graphic designers?" then you're in the right place. (991 items)
John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Comedian, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Cars, The Bucket List, Date Night, The Karate Kid

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#98 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#7 on Rank All of Taylor Swift's Exes

#20 on The 40+ Greatest Baritone Singers in Music History

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman is an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was as the Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman is ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: London, England

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Die Hard, Galaxy Quest

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#54 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#3 on The Best English Actors of All Time

#8 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#43 on The Best Actors in Film History

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States when he was 10. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in graphic arts, he ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1948-1998)

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Graphic Artist Voice acting

Credits: Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons, NewsRadio

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#26 on The Funniest People of All Time

#6 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#84 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

#7 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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iJustine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Justine Ezarik is an American comedian, Internet celebrity, actress and occasional television host. She is best known as iJustine, a lifecaster who communicated directly with her millions of viewers on her Justin.tv channel, ijustine.tv. She has over 3,500 videos on YouTube, between her five YouTube ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Graphic Designer, Actor

Credits: The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley

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Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator. ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Illustrator, Designer, Graphic Designer, Contemporary artist Artist

Credits: Beautiful Losers

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Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda LHD is an American musician, record producer, and artist. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, and co-vocalist. Shinoda later created a hip hop-driven side project, Fort Minor, in 2003. He served as a producer for ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Agoura Hills, California, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Rapper Musician, + more

Credits: The Raid: Redemption, Frat Party at the Pankake Festival, Dark as Day, The Seed Mall, + more

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#61 on The Best Underground Rappers

#37 on The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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Quentin Crisp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Quentin Crisp was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and painted nails and working as a rent-boy. He then spent thirty years as a professional model for life-classes in ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1908-1999)

Birthplace: Sutton, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Illustrator, Raconteur, Art Model, Actor Writer

Credits: Philadelphia, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Orlando The Bride, + more

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Peter Max is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Peter Max is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist, known for the use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes as well as spectra in his work. At first, works in this style appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms across America. Max then became fascinated with ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Graphic Designer, Artist

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