Craig Ward is a British-born Design Director and Creative Director currently based in New York. Occasional artist, best-selling author and contributor to various industry journals, he is best known for his pioneering typographic works and custom fonts. In 2016 he was voted the 22nd Most Important Designer of All Time by Computer Arts Magazine.
Fascinated by the concept of word as image, Ward established his own studio in 2011 after stints as Head of Design at Grey in New York and agencies in London including CHI & Partners and MCBD. His clients include Calvin Klein, Adobe, Dior, Aesop, Google, Hennessy, Nike, Macy's, Gillette, Peugeot, the New York Times, Wired, the V&A Museum, Mulberry, Dockers, and (RED).
Ward’s work has been recognized by D&AD, the Art Director's Club, the Type Director's Club, Communications Arts and One Show, among others, as well as being exhibited globally at The Museum of The City of New York, The Cooper Union, L.A.’s Hammer Museum, Colette in Paris, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center and London’s Exposure Gallery, to name a few.
A regular public speaker, Craig has been previously a guest speaker at Soho House; the Apple Store; AIGA; TEDx Drexel, and the OFFF Festival in Paris - as well as at a variety of colleges and universities.