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
age 41
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
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
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
age 49
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
age 42
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
age 81
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
age 54
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
Dec. 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
age 43
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
Dec. 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
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
age 87
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
age 91
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
age 46
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
age 43
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
age 73
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
age 42
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 87

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Robert Santos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
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
age 53
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
age 51

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John Kenney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Graphic Designers from the United States
age 37
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
age 28
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