Author, Educator, Curator & Host of Design Matters
Debbie is named “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA.
Her podcast, Design Matters, is one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts. Debbie has interviewed nearly 500 artists, designers and cultural commentators over the past 16 years. She is the author of six books, including two collections of interviews that have extended the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. She is also co-owner and Editorial Director of PrintMag.com.
Debbie co-founded the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts. For 20 years, Debbie was the President of Sterling Brands, one of the world’s leading branding consultancies. While there, she worked on the logo and brand identity for Burger King, Hershey’s, Haagen Dazs, Tropicana, Star Wars, Gillette and the No More movement. Debbie is currently working with Law & Order SVU actor and activist Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation to eradicate sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and the rape-kit backlog.
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