National Board of Directors

Gail Anderson

Education Director
Chair, BFA Design and BFA Advertising
School of Visual Arts, New York

Gail Anderson is a NYC-based designer, educator and writer. She is chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts, and the creative director at Visual Arts Press.

Anderson has served as senior art director at Rolling Stone, creative director of design at SpotCo, and as a designer at The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and Vintage Books. She has taught at SVA for 30 years and co-authored 15 books on design, typography, and illustration with esteemed designer, educator and ADC Hall of Fame laureate Steven Heller.

She serves on the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee for the US Postal Service and the advisory board of Poster House. Anderson is an AIGA Medalist and the 2018 recipient of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Lifetime Achievement Award for Design. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Milton Glaser Design Archives and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.




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