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Famous Graphic Designers from the United States

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List of notable or famous graphic designers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top graphic designers born in the United States and even some popular graphic designers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American graphic designers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These graphic designers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known graphic designer from the United States is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people, like John Mayer and Phil Hartman, in it.

This historic graphic designers from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American graphic designers of note?" and "Who are the most famous graphic designers from the United States?" These prominent graphic designers of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American graphic designers.

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    John Mayer

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

    John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but...  more

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    Phil Hartman

    Dec. at 50 (1948-1998)

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    Alternative NamePhil Hartmann, Philip E. Hartmann, Phil Hartman

    Alternative NamePhil Hartmann, Philip E. Hartmann, Phil Hartman

    Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the...  more

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    iJustine

    Age: 36

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Justine Ezarik ( ee-ZAIR-ik; born March 20, 1984) is an American YouTube personality, host, actress, and model. She is best known as iJustine, with over a billion views across her YouTube channels...  more
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    Shepard Fairey

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding...  more
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    BirthplaceAgoura Hills, California, United States of America

    BirthplaceAgoura Hills, California, United States of America

    Michael Kenji Shinoda (, born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and graphic designer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm...  more

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    Peter Max

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-American artist known for using bright colours in his work. Works by Max are associated with the visual arts and culture of the...  more
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    Chip Kidd

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania

    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania

    Charles Kidd (born 1964) is an American graphic designer, best known for his book covers. Based in New York city, Kidd has become one of the most famous book cover designers to date....  more
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    Herb Gardner

    Dec. at 69 (1934-2003)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Herbert George Gardner (December 28, 1934 – September 25, 2003), better known as Herb Gardner, was an American commercial artist, cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter....  more
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    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Vince or Vincent Clark (or Clarke) may refer to: Vince Clarke (born 1960), English musician Vince Clarke (cricketer) (born 1971), English cricketer Vin¢ Clarke (1922–1998), British science fiction...  more
  • 10

    Rob Carter

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

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Don Clark (born May 30, 1975) 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....  more
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    Saul Bass

    Dec. at 76 (1920-1996)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Saul Bass (; May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was an American graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion-picture title sequences, film posters, and...  more
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    Dan Cunneen is a drummer, songwriter, disc jockey, screen printer and graphic designer originally from Portland, Oregon, United States. Cunneen is best known for his drum work with the 1980s...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Seymour Chwast is a graphic designer....  more
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    Paul Giambarba is an American graphic designer, cartoonist, writer and illustrator. Giambarba's most recent work was introduced at the International Center of Photography in New York City on 18...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Connecticut

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Connecticut

    Michelle Hlubinka is an artist, graphic designer, educator and technologist living in Berkeley, California....  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceMontana

    BirthplaceMontana

    John Haughm (born September 14, 1975) is a musician and artist from the United States. He is most known for being the founder, guitarist, and vocalist of the band Agalloch, and later Pillorian. He is...  more
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    Ron Bushy

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Ron Bushy (born September 23, 1945) is the drummer of the rock band Iron Butterfly. He is the only member of the group to appear on all six of their studio albums....  more
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    BirthplaceLivingston, New Jersey

    BirthplaceLivingston, New Jersey

    Daniel "Dan" Kellner (born April 16, 1976, in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American Olympic foil fencer....  more
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    Ivan Chermayeff

    Age: 88
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    Robert Santos is an entrepreneur, game designer, graphic designer, film editor, programmer and game programmer....  more
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    John Maeda

    Age: 54

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    John Maeda (born 1966) is an American executive, designer, technologist. His work explores the area where business, design, and technology merge to make space for the "humanist technologist." He is...  more
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    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

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    BirthplaceBranford, Connecticut, USA

    BirthplaceBranford, Connecticut, USA

    John Kenney is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu....  more
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    Ashley Qualls (born June 4, 1990) is an entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan. Originally as a hobby, in Peine at age 14, she started a website called whateverlife.com, designed to provide free...  more