A Tribute to the Awarded Publication Designer, Richard Baker | Inspirational Portfolio [55]


Richard Baker has over 20 years in publication design. He redesigned and is the former design director of LIFE magazine. Richard has served as art director of Premiere magazine,Vibe, Us, monthly and design consultant for essence magazine and has redesigned all the previously mentioned magazines. He was also the art director of the Washington Post Sunday Magazine.
He has won numerous awards: several gold and silver medals from graphic design and publication societies and was named in Folio magazine as one of the most influential designers
in 1999. His work has appeared in The Art Directors Club of New York and Boston, The Society of Publication Designers Annual, Print magazine.
He has lectured at The School of Visual Arts in New York, The Design indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. He has also judged several design competitions, which include, The Society of Publication Designers, The Type Directors Club, i.D. magazine, The Society of Newspaper Designers.




Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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