Paula Scher

Graphic Designer and Partner ∙ Pentagram

Paula Scher, Graphic Designer and Partner at Pentagram, presented at the Sydney Semi Permanent Creativity and Design Festival in 2018 where the theme was "Creative Tension as Inspiration".
Paula is one of the most acclaimed graphic designers in the world and has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991, where she has designed identity and branding systems, environmental graphics, packaging and publications for a wide range of clients that includes, among others, Citibank, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Shake Shack, the Museum of Modern Art, Tiffany & Co, the High Line, the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, the Sundance Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

During the course of her career, Paula has been the recipient of hundreds of industry honours and awards. She is a recipient of the National Design Award for Communication Design, the AIGA medal and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, among others. Paula has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York from 2006-2015 and is an established artist exhibiting worldwide. Her designs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Library of Congress, the Victoria and Albert Museum and other institutions.
Paula is the author of “Make It Bigger” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002) “MAPS” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011) and “Works” (Unit Editions, 2017) and holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and a Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art and Moore College of Art and Design.
A documentary on Paula and her work can be seen in the 2017 Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design.
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