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McGarrah Jessee Bryan Jessee and Mark McGarrah were lured to Austin in 1992, leaving Dallas behind to join GSD&M. By 1996 they'd launched McGarrah Jessee.


MOD Now in his 30th year in business, Michael Osborne's ventures include a design firm, a letterpress printshop, a nonprofit organization and a fine art studio.


Christian Northeast Illustrator Christian Northeast has spent seventeen years creating a tremendously diverse body of work all tied together by his talent for making ... more


Tronic Founded by two former architecture students, Tronic is known for transforming ordinary places into unforgettable experiences filled with flowing shapes and 3-D ... more


Arnold Varga Arnold Varga (1926–1994)brought to the bland pages of department store advertising a style and color that was simply unique.


hat-trick design As one would expect, hat-trick design was formed by three creative directors—Gareth Howat, David Kimpton and Jim Sutherland—with a direct nod to sports, ... more


HUGE It took a few years—well, more like a decade, actually—but the Brooklyn-based digital design firm HUGE is now living up to its name.


Kako Kako was born Franco D’Angelo Bergamini, but the family called him “Caco,” and he and his brother were known as the kids in the neighborhood who could draw.


Mimi Haddon At once timeless and modern, Mimi Haddon’s photographs place classic silhouettes against colorful retro costumes and landscapes full of texture and blurred ... more


Marget Larsen Only once in awhile, a great talent appears on the scene, someone who creates original, beautiful, classic, joyful and wonderful things. Marget Larsen was ... more


AKQA With offices in London, Shanghai, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Amsterdam and recently-opened Berlin, AKQA is thriving as a global company working for ... more


Anna+Elena Balbusso Although they established their studio together in 1994, it wasn’t until 1998 that identical twins Anna and Elena Balbusso fully developed their ... more


Lester Beall A Kansas City native who grew up in Chicago, Lester Beall (1903–1969) was a self-taught graphic designer known for his strong and direct work.


Mark Zibert Mark Zibert studied applied photography at Toronto’s Sheridan College. After graduation, he assisted a few photographers. But his big break came early, in ... more


Howard Gossage You can't talk about San Francisco advertising, without bringing up the name of Howard Gossage (1917–1969), one of advertising's finest practitioners—and ... more