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.

Something to be Desired

Essays on Design, published by Graphis (2001)

“Veronique Vienne gives us a rare insider’s view of the design world that is insightful and funny. Veronique was a first class art director who has turned into a splendid journalist”
-Milton Glaser

“Most designers can’t write, and more writers can’t design. Véronique Vienne can do both. Just like the best design solutions, her essays are witty, concise, surprising and elegant.”
-Michael Bierut

“Véronique Vienne weds her delightful style to incisive observations. She has raised the craft of design criticism from merely academic and polemic to entertaining and inspirational.”
-Steven Heller