Graham Clifford is a second-generation type director and graphic designer. He was trained by his father before working for some of London’s best creative advertising agencies including CDP and GGT. He moved to New York 20 years ago and plied his craft at Chiat/Day and Ogilvy.
In the mid-nineties the germ of independence took root and he opened his own design consultancy collaborating with agencies on global brands and directly with smaller clients on projects including advertising, logo design and brand identity.
Clients along the way have included: Absolut, American Express, Dell, ESPN, Ford, Gateway Computers, Glenlivet, HP, History Channel, Kmart, L.A. Times, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Moet & Chandon, Molson, New York Times, Reebok, Rolex, Tanqueray, and Virgin Atlantic.
Awards include: One Show pencils, Communication Arts, Type Directors Club and Art Directors Club and a silver at D&AD. As well as serving as a judge on all of the above.
This year he will be the Chair of the TDC Typeface Design competition.