Debbie Millman

CMO
Sterling Brands

Named “one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company” and “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is an author, educator, strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters. Design Matters is the first and longest running podcast about design and Debbie has interviewed 300 design luminaries and cultural commentators. The show has over 5 million downloads per year, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015.

Debbie’s visual essays have appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Print and Fast Company. Her artwork has been exhibited in the Boston Biennale, Chicago Design Museum, Anderson University, SVA, LIU, Wolfsonion Museum and Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. She has been artist-in-residence at Cranbrook University, Old Dominion University and Notre Dame University. She has designed wrapping paper and beach towels for One Kings Lane, greeting cards for Mohawk, MOO and Card-To-Art, playing cards for DeckStarter, notebooks for Shutterstock and Baron Fig and T-shirts for Within The Fold.

Debbie was President, Design and Chief Marketing Officer at Sterling Brands for over 20 years where she worked with over 200 of the world’s largest brands, including the redesign of Burger King, merchandising for Star Wars, and positioning and branding the No More movement. She is a frequent speaker and has moderated Design Yatra in India, presented keynote lectures at Rotman School of Management, Princeton University, Hong Kong Design Association, TypoBerlin, Melbourne Writers Festival, Festival of Art + Design in Barcelona and more.

Debbie is the Editorial/Creative Director of Print and a board member of the Joyful Heart Foundation, Performance Space 122 and the Type Directors Club. She is President Emeritus of AIGA, author of six books and co-founder of the world’s first graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.