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As part of CreativeMornings’ fifth birthday, Steven Heller gives his best advice.
Steven Heller was one of the many speakers at our Birthday Bash, celebrating five years of CreativeMornings! We invited back some past speakers to offer up the advice they wish they received when they first graduated.
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Steven Heller is a former art director, current educator, continual writer and sometimes pontificator. He is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author and co-founder of the MFA Design, MFA Social Documentary and MPS Branding programs at the School of Visual Arts.
He writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review, the Graphic Content blog for T-Style online for the Times. He also writes for Design Observer, is the editor and writer for AIGA VOICE online and The Daily Heller for PRINT magazines Imprint website. He is a contributing editor for EYE, Baseline and PRINT magazines. The author, co-author or editor of 130.5 books, his most recent include POP: How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture, Born Modern, and revised editions of Graphic Style : From Victorian to Digital (with Seymour Chwast) and Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design (with Teresa Fernandes). His podcasts on design issues and history can be found at here.
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Advice is hard. It's hard to give, it's hard to get, it's hard to take. — Steven Heller