The profession of graphic designer has always been one of the most coveted in the world, and it’s no secret that the field has attracted talent from around the world.
The most famous graphic designer in the U.S., John Herron, is an American of Italian descent who grew up in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan.
He’s been working as a graphic designer for over 40 years, and his portfolio includes designs for both comic books and for video games.
Other designers with American backgrounds, such as David Gandy and Robert Zemeckis, have been influential in the field, but the most recent hires have been in the past few years.
One recent hire was a graphic design graduate from the University, who was hired in 2016 to work on a graphic novel.
That job led to an ongoing series of interviews and conversations about the potential for graphic design to be an industry that attracts talent from across the world and all levels of experience.
Here’s a look at some of the top graphic design talents working today.
David GormanDavid Gorman is a freelance graphic designer and the creator of graphic novel, Dark Matter, a graphic memoir by writer Sarah Ritter.
He began working at D.C. Comics in 2011, and now is based in New Orleans.
His work has appeared in the likes of Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Esquire Online, Glamour, the Huffington Post, The New Yorker, Wired, Salon, and many others.
He is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, as well as to the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press.
Nick PiazzaNick Piazzas is a graphic writer and the founder of the company, Pixel Artists, which is currently working on the debut book of his graphic novel Dark Matter.
The book, titled Dark Matter: The Graphic Novel, will debut at the end of 2018.
Pixel Artists is a collaborative team of more than 25 graphic artists, designers, and illustrators from the U and international art scenes.
Piazzi has written for Esquire Magazine, Vice, New Yorker.
Mattie BriceMattie Brish is the author of the award-winning graphic novel The Book of Lies and the acclaimed graphic novel Black-ish, which was nominated for a National Book Award for Best Graphic Novel.
Brish’s books have sold over a million copies and have been translated into many languages.
David Mack, artistDavid Mack is a painter, illustrator, and screenwriter whose work has been featured in films like The Mummy, Titanic, The Big Lebowski, and American Psycho.
His paintings have appeared in films such as The Big Short, The Last Samurai, and Blade Runner.
He has also drawn, illustrated, and painted in comic books such as X-Men: Legacy, The Walking Dead, and The Hunger Games.
Scott ThompsonScott Thompson is a comic book writer, editor, and designer whose work is now featured in a wide variety of comic books, including the critically acclaimed Vertigo series Black Lightning, which won the 2015 Eisner Awards for Best Continuing Series.
Thompson is the creator and writer of the graphic novel Lazer Team, which has been nominated for the 2017 Eisner Award for Graphic Novel of the Year.
Matt TaylorMatt Taylor is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work, as a member of the team at Image Comics, includes the upcoming X-men: Legacy.
His previous work includes X-books for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and he has also worked on titles like Batman: Gotham Academy, Daredevil, Suicide Squad, and Justice League Unlimited.
Joe RaedleJoe Raedles has been a writer, director, producer, and writer-producer for over 25 years, with credits on shows including Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, The Sopranos, The West Wing, and more.
He also directed the animated series Adventure Time and the film The LEGO Movie.
Andrew PuzderAndrew Puzger is the chairman and CEO of CKE Restaurants and has been with the company since 1996.
He was named chairman in July 2016 and served as the company’s CEO until March 2017.
Daniel StrombergDaniel Stromberger is the president and CEO for CKE, and has served as its chairman and chief executive officer since May 2016.
He previously served as president and chief financial officer of McDonald’s.
Scott CampbellScott Campbell is the chief operating officer for CNE, which manages CKE and CTE.
In addition to his leadership at CKE Restaurant, Campbell has been the company CEO since June 2016.
Jeff GertnerJeff Gertson is the executive vice president and general counsel at CNE.
He joined the company in March 2018, and was named president and CNE general counsel in January