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Craig Frazier-2018 GD Judge Lecture


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Lecture at noon on Thursday, April 12th in the Rubin Center Main Gallery- 3rd Floor.


Craig Frazier is an illustrating designer opening his studio in 1980. He has built a practice illustrating and designing corporate communication, packaging, advertising and editorial communication. He works with corporate clients, design firms, branding and strategy firms and advertising agencies.

In 1996, Craig added illustration to his services. Within two years he had developed one of the most distinct and recognized illustration styles in the country. In 2013, he was published as one of the top 100 illustrators in 100 Illustrators, (Taschen 2013).

Frazier is a unique designer/illustrator. Because he is trained as a problem-solving designer, he approaches each illustration assignment with a keen sense of purpose and clarity. Likewise, when he designs, he brings not only his distinct drawing skills but a refined sense of wit, whimsy and differentiation. “When you have created illustrations for over 2000 stories, you can’t help but learn how to cut to the essence of a problem.”

He is a frequent contributor to the NY Times and business publications like Time Magazine, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Amongst his corporate clients are Adobe, American Express, Amtrak, Boeing, Chevrolet, Deloitte, Goodwill, Herman Miller, Kia, LucasArts, MasterCard, Mohawk Paper, Navigant, Nestlé USA, Oracle, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Royal Mail, Steelcase, Salesforce, Symantec, U.S. Postal Service, United Airlines, Whitehead Institute, and Xerox. Craig has designed seven postage stamps including the 2006 Love stamp and the 2010/11 commemorative Scouting stamps.

Craig has garnered industry accolades, articles and awards from Communication Arts magazine, Print, AIGA, Graphis, The New York Art Directors Club, American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators.

Craig has published a 176-page monograph titled The Illustrated Voice, (Graphis Press, 2003.) He is also the author and illustrator of twelve children’s books.