With great numbers of graphic designers taking charge of the field, Graphic designing has only seen an increase.
Being associated with the field myself, I know the exceeding demand of this particular field. However one can only put their feet in the field by knowing who went before them and who’s coming after them. To who’s coming after you, you should either wait or become a fortune teller. But to find references for inspiration and guidance from the past, we are here to help you.
Graphic Designers Worth Knowing About:
It’s always good to know more.
Like I said above, it’s important to have an inspiration. Or to just know about who were existing before you came on board. Although the graphics designers we are about to mention were a big of a deal but you can be that too, no?
Well before dragging the point I want to make any more, here are some of the famous graphic designers that every potential graphic designer should know about.
Let Me Share The Leading Top 10 Designers list.
- Otl Aicher
Otl Aicher; a German graphic designer known for having skills in identity and typography is worth knowing about.
Here’s what the designer has to say that might help you in getting your loose hope back in the game.
“Good art inspires; Good design motivates.”
Well, couldn’t agree more, no?
- Chip Kidd
The New York based graphic designer, Chip Kidd is best known for his stunning book jackets. Kidd has worked for writers such James Ellroy, Michael Crichton and Neil Gaiman and much more.
If you aren’t familiar with his work then here goes his globally allowed work in the field of Graphic designing:
Jurassic Park; his most notable book covers, has been acknowledged as Kidd’s masterpiece till date.
- Rob Janoff
Do we even have to tell who Rob Janoff is? Well, okay. He designed the Apple logo period.
Rob Janoff’s masterpiece is the most known logo in the world today and also the most expensive one, * insert kidney jokes here *.
- Michael Bierut
Belonging to the USA, Michael Bierut known for his specialty in Identity and print work and design writing believes that “Only good work leads to doing more good work.”
There’s no doubt in the fact that, there aren’t many design agencies that are more respected than Pentagram. And, Beirut has been a name from last 27 years in the design agency.
- Neville Brody
“Design is more than just a few tricks to the eye. It’s a few tricks to the brain.”
This is what the British national graphic designer, Neville Brody, believes in. And if you were thinking that designing is fooling the eyes, then you know what the legend has to say.
- Carolyn Davidson
Not the name but the work makes a graphic designer familiar. One such example of great work and the mind behind it is, Carolyn Davidson.
After Apple, I believe, one of the most recognized logos in the world is of Nike.
The Nike logo proves how simple ideas and minimal design can achieve what is unthinkable. Actually she shows the key factors of a successful logo.
- David Carson
Now here comes my favorite quote of the day by American national, David Carson.
“Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll do.”
- Alan Fletcher
“I like to reduce everything to its absolute essence because that is a way to avoid getting trapped in a style.”
- Lindon Leader
The leader was senior design director at Landor Associates when the FedEx logo design was designed. Needless to say, Leader by name, leader by nature, Lindon was a man of his time.
- Saul Bass
Known as the designer of the 20th century, Saul Bass, was globally recognized for his poster design and film titles.
His most iconic was the opening sequences for Hitchcock.
These aren’t the only famous Graphic designers around the globe. There are tons of names whose can inspire you to love this industry to its maximum.
I would happy to add more designers in the list. Your input in the comment section will be highly appreciated.