Born 1942 in England M.A. degree in illustration from the Royal College of Art, London, 1966 1966–1977 London, England Illustration and Graphic Design clients British Broadcasting Corporation; British Design Council; Central Office of Information; Conran Design Group; Ford Motor Company; H.J. Heinz Company; Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank; Island Records; Letraset; Ovaltine; Royal Dutch Shell Company work appeared in these publications: New Scientist; New Society; Radio Times; Woman’s Mirror Bronowski’s The Ascent of Man Daily Express; Observer; Sunday Times; Daily Telegraph; Times 1978–1994 New York City Time Magazine 1978–80 Designer: charts, diagrams 1980–84 Deputy Art Director: charts, cover concepts, art direction 1984–88 Executive Art Director: charts, covers, administration 1988–94 Graphics Director Freelance work while at Time clients American Express; Associated Press; BMW; Champion Paper; Chase; Citibank; Immunex; Kaisertech; Mastercard; Manufacturer's Hanover; Oracle Computers; Pulsar Watches; Scitex; Sonat; Timberland; Transamerica; 13-30 Corporation Magazines Adweek; Aldus; Channels; Cosmopolitan; Digital Review; Details; Esquire; Folio; Fortune; Geo; Glamour; GQ; Home Office; How; ID; Inc; Kids Discover; Life; Mademoiselle; Married Woman; Modern Maturity; Money; Personal Computing; Publish; Readers Digest; Rolling Stone; Smithsonian; Sports Illustrated; Sports Illustrated for Kids; Spy; Step-by-Step; New York Times; Toronto Life; Travel and Leisure 1994 Westport, Ct. Sabbatical from Time Started own company: Explanation Graphics Since 1994, work has appeared in these publications, among others: Attaché (USAir magazine); American Health; American Lawyer; Amicus Journal; Atlantic; Business 2.0; CIO Magazine; Details; Discover; Encyclopaedia Britannica; Esquire; Field & Stream; Fortune; GQ; George Magazine; Good Magazine; Harper’s; House & Garden ; IBM’s Think Magazine; Information Week; Kids Discover; Mens Health; Modern Maturity; Money; The New Yorker; New York Times; Print; Rolling Stone; Self (Contributing Editor,1995-98); Sports Illustrated; Time; Time for Kids; Encyclopaedia of 20th Century; Vanity Fair; Women’s Health; World Business; Worth other projects include work for: Apple; Associated Press; Banker’s Trust; Bertelsmann Foundation; Bristol Myers Squibb; CNN.com; CVS; Escape Sailboats; Estée Lauder; Fortune Conferences (animated films); The Future of Life Conference, 2003; GE Capital; Gillette; GM; IBM; Markle Foundation, Merritt Parkway Conservancy; New America Foundation (Spectrum Policy); Nike; The Planet Project; Random House; Sony; Time Education Program; United Healthcare; Visa; Xalto teaching 1980-2009: The Stanford Publishing Course, Stanford U, California 2011-2012: The Yale University Publishing Course 1983-2004: The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St Petersburg, Florida 1984-1993: Information Graphics Workshop, for industry professionals, held at Rhode Island School of Design (workshop creator and leader) February 2011: Artist-in-residence, Stevenson University, Baltimore, Maryland lectures/USA at: Apple Design Seminar, NYC; American Statistical Association; Center for Communication, NYC; CNN, Atlanta; Columbia U, NYC; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC; Crain’s Communications; Christian Science Monitor; Edgewise2000, NYC; Folio Magazine Seminars; How Conferences 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003; Indiana U; Ithaca College; Mag 2000 (SPD conference, Monterey); Maryland College; National Association of Broadcasters; National Computer Graphics Association; National Park Service; Parsons School of Design; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rodale Magazines; School of Visual Arts, NYC; Society of Newspaper Design Conferences 1983-2004; Software Publishers Association; Stanford U; Syracuse U; Technology, Entertainment & Design Conference (TED)1990, 1999, 2000, 2009; UCDA, St. Louis; USA Today; The Democratic Policy Committee, DC, November; Vanguard TTI, San Jose and at Art Directors' Clubs in: Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Jose, Seattle, Washington DC lectures/abroad Chemisch Weekblad, Netherlands; Editora Abril, Sao Paulo, Brazil; EIRDGC, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Fortune Global Forum, Barcelona, Spain; IFRA, London; IFRA, Munich; Indian Express Newspapers, Bombay, India; Macworld, Tokyo, Japan; O Globo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; PINC, Amsterdam; Royal College of Art, London; SND/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; Japanese Art Directors Workshop, Takayama, Japan; Straits Times Newspapers, Singapore; University of Navarra, Spain (3); Society of News Design, Buenos Aires, Argentina advisory positions Chairman: AIGA Graphic Explanations Show, 1982 Program Chairman: National Computer Graphics Association Conference, 1992 Board of Advisors: The Poynter Institute, Florida, 2001-2005 Board of Advisors: Business 2.0, 2000-2003 Board of Directors: AIGA, 2001-2003 awards Gold awards from the Society of Newspaper Designers Others (for charts and art direction) from: AIGA; Art Directors Club of New York; Creativity; D&AD, Silver Medal (London); DESI; Malofiej Information Graphics Awards (Silver Medal) ; Print Magazine; National Magazine Awards; Society of Illustrators; Society of Publication Designers Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of News Design, 2010 retrospective Exhibition Stevenson University, April-June, 2011 books Designer's Guide to Creating Charts and Diagrams 1984 (Watson-Guptill, NY). Paperback,1990 Designing Pictorial Symbols 1985 (Watson-Guptill, NY). Paperback edition, 1991 Pictorial Maps 1991 (Watson-Guptill, NY) The Best in Diagrammatic Graphics 1994 (Quarto/Batsford, London, UK) Wordless Diagrams 2005 (Bloomsbury USA) Nigel Holmes on Information design An interview with Steven Heller, 2006 (Pinto Books, NY) Pinhole and the Expedition to the Jungle, 2010 (children’s book) (Pinto Books, NY) The Book of Everything, 2012 (Lonely Planet) small booklets The Smallest-Ever Guide to the Internet for Busy Executives, 1996 (7 editions) The Smallest-Ever Guide to Life Sciences, 2003 (with Juan Enriquez, Harvard University) Drawing to Explain, 1998 Pictograms, 2003 Red Hat (wordless story), 2008 Visual Language, 2011 contributions to books 2 chapters in Understanding USA 2000, (Richard Saul Wurman) Diagnostic Tests for Men Diagnostic Tests for Women 2001 (Wurman/United Health Care) 6 chapters in Understanding Children 2002 (Wurman/United Health Care) Understanding Healthcare 2004 (Wurman/Johnson & Johnson) Blue Planet Run 2007 (Rick Smolan, Against All Odds) The Obama Time Capsule 2009 (Rick Smolan, Against All Odds) The Human Face of Big Data 2012 (Rick Smolan, Against All Odds) short animated videos The Ted Conferences, 2000, 2010 Fortune Business Conference, Aspen, 2001 Good Magazine (Website) 2008 National Geographic (iPad) 2010-2013 Why I love cheese 2012