LOS ANGELES, UK // Grammy-winning art director and designer, primarily for Universal Music Enterprises / Universal Music Group. As of 2023, he had worked on over 600 albums. Vartan began his career in Japan, working as a graphic artist. In 1979, he joined the art department at MCA Records, becoming a senior art director in 1991. Vartan won a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards, in 1992, for Billie Holiday - The Complete Decca Recordings performed by Billie Holiday. In 1994, Vartan was promoted to VP of creative packaging. In 2000 Vartan was appointed head of creative services at UMe the central catalog division of UMG.