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Deborah Adler

Deborah Adler


Founder and C.E.O. of Adler Design


MFA Design, School of Visual Arts,
BFA University of Vermont

professional experience

Deborah is a designer, inventor, and entrepreneur with a focus on health and beauty. Her studio, Adler Design, is guided by the belief that meaningful innovation requires a deep understanding of the people at the heart of their work, and the changing world that surrounds them. Adler is the inventor and lead designer behind Target’s ClearRx and CVS Health’s ScriptPath, both systems designed to help millions of people take and manage their medications. She is a named inventor on over 15 patents. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and has been shown at the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Adler worked closely with Milton Glaser for five years as his senior designer, and has served on the AIGA National Board of Directors.


First Aid Beauty, Medline Industries, Belay, Zoetis, Optum

honors and awards

CVS ScriptPath: PBMI Excellence Award for Care Management Strategies IDSA Award, Design of the Decade: Gold Medal; New York Times, Year in Ideas

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