Steven Heller Bio, Age, Height, Spouse, Family, Career, Net worth

Steven Heller Biography

Steven Heller is an American art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor who specializes in topics related to graphic design. He is the author and co-author of many works on the history of illustration, typography, and many subjects related to graphic design.

He has published more than eighty titles and written articles for magazines including affiche, Baseline, Creation, Design, Design Issues, Design Observer, Eye, Graphis, How, I.D., Oxymoron, Mother Jones, The New York Times Book Review, Print, Speak, and U&lc magazine.

Steven Heller Age/Nationality

He was born on July 7, 1950, and is currently 68 years old as of 2019. He was born in NewYork, USA and therefore is of American nationality and of White ethnicity.

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Steven Heller Height/Weight

His height and weight are yet to be confirmed and will be updated as soon as possible. Detailed information about his eye color, skin tone, hair color is also not given and we will update you as soon as we get to know about them.

Steven Heller Spouse

His spouse is Louise Fili also an Italian-American graphic designer recognized for her stylish use of typography and timeless quality in her design.

Fili’s studio’s Italy-inspired designs for packaging and restaurants helped start a lettering trend and launched the careers of young designers like Jessica Hische and Dana Tanamachi.

Steven Heller Family

He seems secretive about his early life and family background and details about it are not yet known. We will update you as soon as we get to find out about them.

Steven Heller Education

We currently have no enough information about his education background. We only know that Heller is a product of a military school and a progressive prep school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

He never received formal art education. When he was seventeen years old, he became an art director, notwithstanding the fact that he had no proper qualifications for the position.

His press pass provided him with the opportunity to attend some New York University lectures on the subject of graphic designing. That only qualifies as his formal college qualification he required to author over sixty books.

Steven Heller Career

Heller was a senior art director of U&lc magazine, a publication devoted to typography for thirty-three years. As of 2007, he is co-chair with Lita Talarico of the MFA Designer as Author program.

He is also co-founder of the former Design Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Steve has collaborated on books with a graphic designer, Louise Fili, his wife, as well as with others including the Design Dialogue series.

Steven Heller Net worth

His Net worth as of 2019 is still under review and will be updated soon. Detailed information about his property, cars, houses, luxuries, the monthly/yearly salary are also not available and we will update you as soon as possible.

Steven Heller Personality

He’s helped so many people, from students needing advice to readers needing inspiration. There’s no possible way the world of design could ever properly thank him.

He’s already received every major design award including AIGA’s lifetime achievement award (be sure to check out AIGA’s poetic biography of Heller) and National Design Award ‘Design Mind’ presented by Michelle Obama at the white house ceremony.

Heller has helped launch dozens of high-profile design careers. To his protégés, he seems like the ultimate insider  but he didn’t start out that way.

Steven Heller Awards And Recognition

He received an AIGA Medal for what designer Paula Scher described as lifetime achievement that comes from a workday existing roughly between 4:30 and 8:45 A.M. before a full workday at the New York Times Book Review in 1999. The AIGA named an award, the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary, in his honor, citing his three decades of contributions to cultural discourse on design in 2017.

Steven Heller Trivia

Heller is an author, critic, and editor of over a hundred books. He has had an opportunity of working with a good number of publishing houses including Allworth Press, Phaidon Press, Abbeville Press, Northlight, Thames and Hudson and more. Besides, he has contributed to a variety of magazines, such as CreationDesign IssuesDesign Observer, GraphisOxymoronThe New York Times Book Review and Speak.

Heller has managed to encapsulate the knowledge of graphic design spanning over a hundred years. He chronicled graphic designing and explored it to such an extent and depth that his students couldn’t help but be amazed and inspired by his dedication to his work. The AIGA calls him the Samuel Boswell of our graphic design age.

Heller has carved out an impressive career as the foremost authority in the United States on the history of graphic design. A practicing educator, art director, and designer, he is an assiduous writer, the author of numerous magazine articles and many books. Fred Woodward has called him “a force of nature.”

As of now, Heller is the director for How We Learn What We Learn, a 1997 design-education conference hosted by the School of Visual Arts, and is designing the curriculum for The Designer as Author, a School of Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program. He is also working on a visual history of the teenager, entitled Teenage Confidential (Chronicle Books), and a collection of essays on the meaning of design, Design Literacy (Allworth Press).

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