Design Observer

Regular contributor for design magazine



For the last six years, I have been honored to be a weekly contributor to the art and design website Design Observer. Design Observer is one of the most respected on-line sites devoted to a range of topics including graphic design, social innovation, urbanism, popular culture, and criticism. It was founded by four prominent design writers in October 2003: Rick Poynor was the founder and first editor of London-based Eye magazine, in addition to being author of many books; Michael Bierut is a partner in the New York office of Pentagram and is a design critic at Yale School of Art; Jessica Helfand is also a critic at Yale and is author of numerous books; the late William Drenttel (1953-2013) was a designer, critic and partner with Jessica Helfand of Winterhouse Studios in Connecticut.

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