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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. (986 items)
John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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, ...more

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became a member of the ...more

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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 ...more

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iJustine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Shepard Fairey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Shepard Fairey
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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Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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 ...more

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Quentin Crisp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt; (1908-12-25)25 December 1908 – (1999-11-21)21 November 1999) was an English writer, raconteur and actor. From a conventional suburban background, Crisp ...more

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Peter Max is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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 ...more
Chip Kidd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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.
Mathieu Soucy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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 ...more
Alex Sedano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Herb Gardner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Herbert George Gardner (December 28, 1934 – September 25, 2003), better known as Herb Gardner, was an American commercial artist, cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter.
Jerrelle Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Rob Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Rob Carter
Rob Carter is an American professor of typography and graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Don Clark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Buğra Gülsoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Buğra Gülsoy is a Turkish actor, architect, director, graphic designer and photographer.
William Morris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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 ...more

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی‎ [ʔæbˌbɒːs kijɒːɾostæˈmi] (listen); 22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016) was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, photographer, and film ...more
Saul Bass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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
Dan Cunneen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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
Brendan Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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Seymour Chwast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Seymour Chwast is a graphic designer.
Bill Plympton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Awards-nominated animated short Your Face and his series ...more
Eric Gill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (; 22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was an English sculptor, typeface designer, and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. His religious ...more
Paul Giambarba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Graphic Designers
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