Steven Heller

Steven Heller

Steven Heller

Occupation

Co-Chair SVA MFA Design, Author, and Art Director

Education

New York University, School of Visual Arts

professional experience

Over 180 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, including Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State; Paul Rand; Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century; Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design; Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age; The Education of a Typographer; Graphic Design History; Graphic Style: From Victorian to Postmodern; Typology: Type Design from Victorian to Postmodern; The Education of A Graphic Designer; Italian Art Deco: Graphic Design Between the Wars; Faces on the Edge: Type in the Digital Age; The Swastika: A Symbol Beyond Redemption?; French Modern: Art Deco Graphic Design; Euro Deco; Cuba Style; Times Square Style; The Savage Mirror: The Art of Contemporary Caricature; Texts on Type; Graphic Humor: The Art of Graphic Wit; Citizen Designer; Seymour Chwast: The Left Handed Designer; Innovators of American Illustration; Art Against War; The Push Pin Graphic: Twenty Five Years of Design and Illustration; Stylepedia: Mannerisms Quirks and Conceits in Graphic Design; The Education of a Photographer; Anatomy of Design: Uncovering the Influences and Inspiration in Modern Graphic Design; The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell

honors and awards

Three National Endowment for the Arts Design Arts fellowships; 1998 Special Educators Award, Art Directors Club; 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement; 1999 Hershel Levit Award, Pratt Institute; 2000 Outstanding Client Award, Graphic Artists Guild; 2006 Richard Gangel Art Direction Award, Society of Illustrators. Honoary Ph.Ds - College of Creative Studies, Detroit and University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic; 2011 Smithsonian National Design Award/ Design Mind; 2017 Eric Carle Award.