American People 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.

Use this list of renowned American graphic designers to discover some new graphic designers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (185 items)

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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
John Mayer age 40 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, ...more

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Phil Hartman Died at 50 (1948-1998) 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 ...more

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iJustine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
iJustine age 34 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 ...more

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Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Shepard Fairey age 48 Shepard Fairey is a skateboarder, graphic artist and illustrator.

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Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Mike Shinoda age 41 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, ...more

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Peter Max is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Peter Max age 80 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 ...more

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Chip Kidd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Chip Kidd age 53 Chip Kidd is an American author, editor, and graphic designer, best known for his book covers.

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Herb Gardner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Herb Gardner Died at 69 (1934-2003) Herbert George Gardner, better known as Herb Gardner, was an American commercial artist, cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter.

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Jerrelle Clark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States

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Rob Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Rob Carter Rob Carter is an American professor of typography and graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Don Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Don Clark age 42 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 ...more

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Saul Bass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Saul Bass Died at 76 (1920-1996) 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 ...more

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Dan Cunneen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Dan Cunneen age 55 Dan Cunneen is a drummer, songwriter, disc jockey, and freelance graphic designer originally from Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.. Cunneen is best known for his drum work with the 1980s Portland, ...more

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Seymour Chwast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Seymour Chwast age 86 Seymour Chwast is a graphic designer.

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Paul Giambarba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Paul Giambarba age 90 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

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Michelle Hlubinka is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Michelle Hlubinka age 45 Michelle Hlubinka is an artist, graphic designer, educator and technologist living in Berkeley, California.

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John Haughm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
John Haughm age 42 John Haughm is a heavy metal musician and an artist from the United States. He is most famous for being the vocalist and guitarist of the band Agalloch. He is also an artist and graphic ...more

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Ron Bushy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Ron Bushy age 72 Ron Bushy 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.

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Dan Kellner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Dan Kellner age 41 Daniel "Dan" Kellner is an American foil fencer.

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Ivan Chermayeff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Ivan Chermayeff age 86

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Robert Santos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Robert Santos Robert Santos is an entrepreneur, game designer, graphic designer, film editor, programmer and game programmer.

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John Maeda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
John Maeda age 52 John Takeshi Maeda more commonly known as John Maeda is a Japanese-American graphic designer, computer scientist, academic, and author. His work in design, technology and leadership explores the ...more

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Bruce Shoop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Bruce Shoop age 50

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John Kenney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
John Kenney age 36 John Kenney is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.

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Ashley Qualls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Ashley Qualls age 27 Ashley Qualls is an American entrepreneur from Detroit, Michigan. Originally as a hobby, in 2004 at age 14, she started a website called whateverlife.com, designed to provide free Myspace ...more

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Mark E. Sackett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Mark E. Sackett age 60 Mark E. Sackett has no plans to sit still anytime soon, he lives in 2 cities and on a plane, he owns 11 related creative businesses and thrives on being inventive daily as he works in Branding, ...more

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Paul Rand is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Paul Rand Died at 82 (1914-1996) Paul Rand was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and Steve ...more

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Richard Saul Wurman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Richard Saul Wurman age 83 Richard Saul Wurman is an American architect and graphic designer. Wurman has written and designed over 83 books, and cofounded the TED conference, as well as the EG conference, TEDMED and the ...more

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Paul Frank is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Paul Frank age 50 Paul Frank, born August 29, 1967, is an American cartoonist, artist and fashion designer. His creations adorn clothing, accessories, and many other products. Julius the Monkey is one of Sunich's ...more

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Chris Moore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Chris Moore age 27 Christopher James Moore, also known by his alias CDVR is an American vocalist, keyboardist, and hip hop producer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 19, 1990. Moore has performed in a ...more

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Aubrey Ankrum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Aubrey Ankrum age 46 Aubrey Ankrum is an American screenwriter, animator and graphic artist. He is mostly known as one of the creators of the popular Flash cartoon Happy Tree Friends. He also worked on several Mondo ...more

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Milton Glaser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Milton Glaser age 88 Milton Glaser is an American graphic designer. His designs include the I ♥ NY logo, his Bob Dylan poster, the DC bullet logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the Brooklyn Brewery logo. ...more

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Maira Kalman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Maira Kalman age 69 Maira Kalman is an American illustrator, writer, artist, and designer. Her work most widely held in WorldCat libraries is Fireboat: the heroic adventures of the John J. Harvey, a picture book ...more

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David Carson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
David Carson age 63 David Carson is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the ...more

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DJ Ashba is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
DJ Ashba age 45 Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba is an American musician, producer, songwriter and CEO of Ashba Media. He is one of the lead guitarists in Guns N' Roses and the lead guitarist in Sixx:A.M. He is ...more

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Steven Heller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Steven Heller age 67 Steven Heller is an American art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor who specializes on topics related to graphic design. Steven Heller is author and co-author of many works on the ...more

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Adam Siegel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Adam Siegel age 49 Adam Siegel is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor and graphic designer from Venice, California, United States. KISS, Black Sabbath, The Sweet, Jimmy Page and The ...more

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Nick 13 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Nick 13 age 43 Nick 13 is the lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter of psychobilly band Tiger Army as well as a solo artist in the Americana/Country genre.

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Chris Renaud is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Chris Renaud age 51 Chris Renaud is an American illustrator and filmmaker. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2006 animated short No Time for Nuts, which featured the character Scrat from the computer ...more

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Drew Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Drew Bell age 39

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Ken Skistimas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Ken Skistimas age 42

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Herbert Bayer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Herbert Bayer Died at 85 (1900-1985) Herbert Bayer was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, who was widely recognized as the ...more

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Julian H. Scaff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Julian H. Scaff age 47 Julian H. Scaff is an artist, filmmaker, and designer from the Sonoran desert in southern Arizona. He received his BA in Film and Video from Pitzer College, his MA in Film Critical Studies from ...more

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Alvin Tresselt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Alvin Tresselt Died at 84 (1916-2000) Alvin Tresselt was a pioneering children's book author and graphic designer. His book White Snow, Bright Snow won the Caldecott Medal. His most popular book was his retelling of the Ukrainian ...more

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Rex Ray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Rex Ray age 62 Rex Ray was an American graphic designer and collage artist based in San Francisco. His work is in museums including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the San Francisco Museum of ...more

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Rob Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Rob Sheridan age 38 Rob Sheridan is an American graphic designer, director, and photographer best known for his extensive work with the band Nine Inch Nails. Sheridan attended art school at New York's Pratt ...more

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Jammes Luckett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Jammes Luckett age 43 Jammes Luckett, also formerly credited as Jaye Barnes Luckett is an American musician, writer, visual artist, and voice actor. She became known as the force behind the rock / electronic band ...more

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Lisa Germano is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Lisa Germano age 59 Lisa Ruth Germano is an American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released seven albums featuring her often-hushed vocal style, confessional lyrics, and distinctive violin. ...more

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Warren Chappell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
Warren Chappell Died at 87 (1904-1991) Warren Chappell was an American illustrator, book and type designer, and author.

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scott allen cohen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
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