Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism and MFA in Interaction Design programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times (28 of them as senior art director NY Times Book Review). He currently writes the “Visuals” column for the Book Review. He is editor of AIGA VOICE: Online Journal of Design and contributing editor to Print, EYE, Baseline, and ID magazines. He contributes to Design Observer and writes the DAILY HELLER blog for Print Magazine. He is the author of over 120 books on design and popular culture, including Design Literacy, Paul Rand, Graphic Style, Stylepedia, The Design Entrepreneur, and most recently Iron Fists: Branding the Twentieth Century Totalitarian State. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement.