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Friday, April 20, 2007

Design Matters Today with Janet Froelich

Joining me on todays broadcast of Design Matters is Janet Froelich.

Janet Froelich is Creative Director of The New York Times Magazine and of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Under her direction, The New York Times Magazines have won more than 60 gold and silver awards from The Art Directors Club, The Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Newspaper Designers and have been finalists for SPD’s Magazine of the Year Award every year since the award’s inception. Froelich’s work has appeared in the annuals of the AIGA, the Type Directors Club, Graphis, Print, American Photography and American Illustration. In 1999 The New York Times Magazine won the Magazine of The Year award from the Society of Publication Designers and was honored with a retrospective show at The Art Director’s Club in New York City.

In 2004, Froelich oversaw the repositioning and redesign of the Part II publications of The New York Times Magazine, creating a new monthly style magazine devoted to men’s and women’s fashion, design, food and travel. This publishing venture, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, has received wide acclaim in the fashion and design communities. And in 2006 she oversaw the design of the launch of Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine, and Key: The New York Times Real Estate Magazine. Play was named one of the 10 best magazine launches of the year by Media Industry Newsletter.

Janet is a 2006 recipient of The Art Directors Club Hall of Fame award, a past member of the board of directors of the Society of Publication Designers, a past president of The New York Chapter of the AIGA, and has served on the faculty of The School of Visual Arts graduate and undergraduate design programs.

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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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