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Debbie Millman

CMO, Sterling Brands

Sterling Brands

NEW YORK, USA // Debbie is the Chief Marketing Officer at Sterling Brands, where she has worked with over 200 of the world’s largest brands. Named “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, and host of the podcast Design, the first and longest running podcast about design. Millman has interviewed more than 250 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Barbara Kruger, Seth Godin and more. In the ten years since its inception, the show has garnered over a million download per year, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and, most recently, iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015.

Debbie 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. Both books have been published in over 10 languages. In 2009 Debbie co-founded with Steven Heller the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Debbie’s written and visual essays have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Print Magazine, Design Observer and Fast Company. She is the author of two books of illustrated essays: Look Both Ways and Self-Portrait As Your Traitor; the later of which has been awarded a Gold Mobius, a Print Typography Award, and a medal from the Art Directors Club. Currently, Debbie is the Editorial and Creative Director of Print Magazine, the oldest magazine about design in the United States.