Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Helene Silverman began her career as senior designer at Mademoiselle magazine, then became design director of Metropolis magazine from 1985-89, for which she received a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers. She was a founding member of Hello Studio, a design co-op formed in 1989. Clients have included ...Abrams, Random House, Hyperion, Penguin, and Chronicle books; Atlantic, Elektra, Luaka Bop, Sony and Warner Bros records; the New York Times, Time Warner, Funny Garbage, Meigher Communications, Hearst, Rolling Stone, Disney, Marvel, MTV, and McCann Erickson. She has been the design director for the Red Hot Organization, an AIDS fundraising group, since 1990, producing projects incorporating music, film, tv, internet, and CD-ROMs. She was the director of a music video for They Might Be Giants in 1989, has taught at the Yale University Graduate Design Program, and her work was included in US Design, 1975-2000, at the Denver Art Museum, and is in the museum’s permanent collection. Silverman is a past member of the board of directors of the AIGA’s New York Chapter. Currently she is creative director of Modern Painters magazine and she recently designed a two-volume monograph on Gary Panter.