debbie millman

Thursday, November 23, 2006

House Hunting

I peered down from the second floor and watched the girls play in the street
unsure if I would end up living in this house
with the dusty, long road and the pretty picture window and the green shag carpeting.

I watched the girls swing their hair and their hips
and wondered what it was like to be one of them:
surely there was no need for boundaries and barricades.

I would join them in their game and I would make them laugh.
I would know the power of one way or the other.
I would know then it wouldn't happen the way it would happen.


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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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