I.D. Magazine had a nice article about the redesign I did for Modern Painters magazine. The design debuted in September ’08 and died after the March '09 issue when the magazine began imploding, laying off most of the staff, including me.
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ABOUT ME!, short version
In 1984 I moved back to New York, after 8 years in Seattle, for the senior designer role at Mademoiselle magazine. Soon after, I left for a fulfilling three years as the art director of Metropolis magazine, winning a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers. Along with two friends I formed the loose design co-op Hello Studio. Most of my work centered on communications-based projects: magazines, catalogs, books, music packaging, education.
Highlights included creating the identity, CD, DVD and video title designs for the Red Hot Organization for most of their 20 years of existence. The Red Hot Organization is the leading international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture. Since 1989, Red Hot has produced fourteen groundbreaking albums, related television programs and media events incorporating the talents of leading performers, visual artists, producers and directors to raise funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. To date, these efforts have donated nearly 7 million dollars for AIDS relief around the world. I did design work with the band They Might Be Giants on some albums and videos, and directed their video Purple Toupee in 1988.
I have also worked with my husband, artist and cartoonist Gary Panter, designing most books he has produced over the past 20 years, notably Jimbo in Paradise and Jimbo's Inferno, published by Fantagraphics; Cola Madnes, published by Funny Garbage; and his recent 2-volume monograph Gary Panter, published by Picturebox.
When Picturebox decided to add a shop to its offices in Gowanus, Brooklyn, I designed the store interior and signage for the now dear-departed Picturebox Departmental Store.
I was a visiting faculty member at Yale University Graduate Design Program from 1996-98, and my work for Metropolis was included in US Design, 1975-2000, at the Denver Art Museum, and is in the permanent collection of the museum. I am a past member of the board of directors of the AIGA/New York Chapter. I was an adjunct professor of design at The Cooper Union in Fall 2014. Since 2010 I have been the design director at Architectural Record magazine but as the magazine was sold recently I do not have that job anymore. In a strange turn, I have recently returned to Metropolis magazine as Art Director.
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