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Craig Ward

I’ll be honest here and say I don’t generally have a favorite designer. However, Craig Ward is the exception to that statement; he has become a big influence on my design work. Craig Ward is a freelance graphic designer whose style focuses on typographic elements. He has worked with many different famous companies throughout his career, for example, Macy’s, Calvin Klein, Dior, IBM, Starbucks and even Adobe. If you want a full list of the companies he has worked with, you can click here.  

He is a designer who experiments a lot with not only typography but with different materials as well. From his design you can tell he uses different mediums, such as ink, watercolor, paint, etc. Craig Ward does not limit himself to Adobe applications. Aside from being a great designer, in 2013 he published his first self-book, ‘Popular Lies About Graphic Design’. The book was a major success for designers and I highly recommend reading it. Craig Ward is a big influence in the design world, and we can certainly learn more from him.

2 Comments

  1. zworrell wrote:

    His work looks super neat, and definitely very detailed. Do you know if he does a lot of analog type design? It looks as if some of these images were made partly in photoshop / partly by hand. I’m getting that vibe mostly from the “Ink and Water Don’t Mix” design, that’s hands down my favorite.

    Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm | Permalink
  2. sficarro wrote:

    I have never viewed this man’s work before. It is really cool this is definitely a cool designer to follow and get inspiration from. I love his use of mediums outside of the computer such as ink. The idea of melding analog art with graphics is always exciting for me!

    Friday, March 23, 2018 at 3:03 pm | Permalink