List of Famous Graphic Designers People

List of Famous Graphic Designers

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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)

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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: age 38
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Comedian, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: I Love the '90s, John Mayer Has a TV Show
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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 well ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, + more
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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 designed ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1948-1998)
    • Birthplace: Brantford, Canada
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Graphic Artist, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Jetsons, Darkwing Duck, + more
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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 channel, She has over 3,500 videos on YouTube, between her five YouTube ...more

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    • Age: 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
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    Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    • Profession: Illustrator, Designer, Graphic Designer, Contemporary artist, Artist
    • Credits: Beautiful Losers
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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: 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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    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 art ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1908-1999)
    • Birthplace: Sutton, England, London
    • 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
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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 new ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Graphic Designer, Artist
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    Chip Kidd
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    Chip Kidd is an American author, editor, and graphic designer, best known for his book covers.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Musician, Author, Graphic Designer, Writer
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    Diana Doll is a Slovak pornographic actress and model. Doll was previously known as Sue Diamond, but changed her name due to being confused with fellow Slovak porn actress Suzie Diamond. Aside from her activity on adult industry, Doll is also a graphic designer.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Model, Graphic Designer, Actor
    • Credits: Schlimmer geht's nimmer!, The Cream Team 2, Tough Chicks Tie Business Beauties, Internal Cumbustion 8, Consumer Affairs, + more
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    Mathieu Soucy
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    Mathieu Soucy is a professionnal drummer, composer and multi-instrumentist musician based in Quebec city. Drummer and percussionist for many bands and artists such as Quebec city rock alternative band Flangers and blues guitarist Gaston Gagnon, he is now writing and producing music in his home studio ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Quebec City, Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
    • Profession: Bassist, Performance Artist, Multimedia artist, Percussionist, Concert Producer, + more
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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Granada, Spain
    • Profession: Promoter, Graphic Designer, Disc jockey, Photographer
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    Herbert George Gardner, better known as Herb Gardner, was an American commercial artist, cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter.more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1934-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Graphic Designer, Playwright
    • Credits: A Thousand Clowns, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, I'm Not Rappaport, The Goodbye People
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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Graphic Designer
    • Credits: Impact Wrestling, World Wrestling Network: FIP: Heatstroke, World Wrestling Network: FIP: Payback, World Wrestling Network: FIP: In Full Force
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    Rob Carter

    Rob Carter is an American professor of typography and graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University.more

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    • Birthplace: Worcester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Graphic Designer
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    Don Clark is an American musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and bassist for the Christian metal band, Demon Hunter, which he co-founded with his brother, vocalist Ryan Clark. Before Demon Hunter, Clark was a former guitarist and co-founder of Training for Utopia with Rob Dennler. Clark also founded ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Graphic Designer
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    Buğra Gülsoy is a Turkish actor, architect, director, graphic designer and photographer.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
    • Profession: Model, Graphic Designer, Actor, Architect, Film Director, + more
    • Credits: To Better Days, I Saw the Sun, Kuzey Güney, Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, Unutulmaz, + more
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    William Morris
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    William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1834-1896)
    • Birthplace: Walthamstow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Novelist, Designer, Graphic Designer, Architect, Writer, + more
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    Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and documentaries. Kiarostami attained critical acclaim for directing the Koker Trilogy, Close-Up, Taste of ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater Tehran
    • Profession: Poet, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, + more
    • Credits: Certified Copy, Taste of Cherry, Lumière and Company, Close-Up, Crimson Gold, + more
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    Saul Bass
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    Saul Bass was an American graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos. During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1920-1996)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Designer, Film Editor, Graphic Designer, + more
    • Credits: Why Man Creates, Phase IV, The Solar Film, From Here to There, The Searching Eye, + more
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