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Debbie Millman

debbie millman
Location: new york city, United States

Debbie has been in the design business for 25 years. She is a Partner and President of the Design division at Sterling Brands, one of the leading brand identity firms in the country. Consider this site the result of that work, and perhaps (but not necessarily) the antidote. Debbie is a board member of the National AIGA, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also an author on the design blog Speak Up, a regular contributor to Print Magazine and she hosts a weekly internet radio talk show on the Voice America Business network titled Design Matters. Her first book, "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer," was published by Allworth Press in 2007; her second, "Essential Principles of Graphic Design," was published by Rotovision in 2008, and a book of illustrated essays titled "Look Both Ways" will be published in the Fall. Debbie can be reached at


Debbie Millman Look Both Ways book

Look Both Ways

"Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design" is a book that brings a rich visual take to short narratives by Debbie Millman, current president of the AIGA and Sterling Brands. Tales of brand-name first loves and life lessons learned are told with words stiched in needlepoint, scrawled across the page, or written neatly on notecards, in chapters that engage the reader to pay as much attention to the presentation as the stories themselves. A beautiful read.