Véronique Vienne


The Self-Taught Design Critic. [...]

Véronique Vienne was a magazine art director in the USA when she began to write to better analyze and understand the work of the graphic designers, illustrators and photographers who collaborated with her.

Today she writes books and conducts workshops on design criticism as a creative tool.

 

Voir, regarder, apprécier : tout un programme. [...]

Véronique Vienne a été directrice artistique aux USA avant de commencer a écrire pour mieux comprendre ce que faisaient les graphistes, illustrateurs et photographes avec qui elle collaborait.

Aujourd’hui elle écrit des livres et anime des sessions de travail sur la critique du design graphique comme outil de création.


Véronique Vienne

Biography


A life on both sides of the Atlantic
Two careers: art director and writer
Two languages: French and English
One passion: printed matter


Chronological list of professional activities
(either free lance or in-house)

 
 
2006-2017
NEW YORK & PARIS

Agence Bambuck/Paris
C-Album/Paris
Graphic Design Festival/Chaumont
Design Observer/New York
Wiley/New York
The New School/Parsons Paris
Instituto Marangoni
Laurence King/London
PBNL/Paris
ENSCI Les Ateliers/Paris
CNAP/Paris
Chaumont Festival
Saison Graphique/Le Havre
Pyramyd/Paris
Pyramyd/Paris
Parsons Paris/Paris College of Arts
ENSA Bretagne/Lorient
Algonquin Books/Chapel Hill
Eye/London
Metropolis magazine/New York
Laurence King/London
Phaidon/London
Chronicle Books/SF
Allworth Press/New York
Rodale/New York
School of Visual Arts/New York
journalist/editor/copywriter
consultant in communication strategy (RMN)
journalist/essayist/lecturer
Paris correspondant
co-author (Becoming a Graphic & Digital Designer)
lecturer/adjunct professor
lecturer/teacher (Luxury Branding)
100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
creative copywriting
journalist
journalist (Graphisme en France)
contributing writer
writer/lecturer
lecturer/teacher (Design History & Criticism)
writer (Etapes: 20 articles)
lecturer/teacher (Design History & Criticism)
lecturer/teacher (Design History & Criticism)
contributing writer (Paris Was Ours)
writer
contributing writer
co-author (Art Direction Explained, at Last!)
author/copywriter
author (John Rombola)
co-author/rédacteur (2 books)
ghost writer (Evelyn Lauder)
faculty member (graduate program)

 
 
1989-2006
NEW YORK

Metropolis/New York
Print/New York
Limited /Columbus
ClarksonPotter/New York
Graphis/New York
Graphis Press/New York
Princeton Arch. Press
Laurence King/London
Redbook/New York
Time Warner/New York
House&Garden/New York
Spa Finder/New York
Random House/New York
AIGA/New York
Martha Stewart/New York
Aperture, New York
School of Visual Arts/NY
Hearst,/New York
Organic Style/New York
Hearst/Town&Country/NY
Mode/New York
Limited/Columbus, Ohio
Yves Saint Laurent/New York
Desgrippes Gobé/New York
CondéNast/New York
writer/contributor (24 articles)
writer
author (French Style)
author (6 titles/500.000 books sold)
writer/contributor (15 articles)
author (Something to be Desired)
author (2 books)
author (Chip Kidd)
writer
writer (InStyle)
writer/contributor (30 articles)
writer/contributor (16 articles)
writer (Frédéric Fekkai)
writer
writer
writer
faculty member (graduate program)
writer (Oprah, Harper’s Bazaar)
writer/contributor (18 articles)
writer/contributor(/20 articles)
editor-in-chief/writer
brand consultant (Express)
brand director/copywriter
brand director/creative director
artistic director (Self)

 
 
1980-1989
SAN FRANCISCO

Time Life/San Francisco
Hearst/San Francisco
Mercury News/San Jose
San Francisco magazine/San Francisco
San Francisco magazine/San Francisco
AIGA Chapter/San Francisco
Mother Jones/San Francisco
Communication Arts/San Francisco
Mercury News/San Jose
art director (Parenting)
art director (Image)
art director (West)
art director
editor-in-chief
chapter president
writer
writer
writer

 
 
1963-1980
PARIS & NEW YORK

Elle/Paris
Gérard Ifert studio/Paris
Raymond Loewy/New York
Walter Dorwin Teague/NY
Free-lance, New York
Aperture, Millerton, NY
Gibbs & Hills/New York
Federal Steel/New York
CondéNast/New York
Interiors magazine/NY
Women’s Wear Daily/NY
Hachette/Paris
intern/designer
designer/graphic design
designer/exhibits
designer/products
designer/exhibits/books/brochures
designer/books (Aperture)
designer/corporate identity
designer/products/corporate identity
assistant art director(Vogue)
art director
art director of special sections
art director/consultant