Richard Poulin

Bio

Richard Poulin is a designer, educator, author, and artist. Throughout his career he has focused on a generalist approach to all aspects of design, including graphic, environmental, interior, and exhibition design, dividing his time between professional practice and academia. For over 30 years, he was Design Director and Managing Partner for the internationally-recognized multidisciplinary design consultancy Poulin + Morris Inc. which he co-founded in New York City in 1989 with Douglas Morris. As a highly-respected educator, he taught at Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts for over two decades, is a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities, a contributor to design publications in the United States and abroad, and a recipient of a research grant in design history from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. In 2005, Richard was made a Fellow of the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), the profession’s highest honor. His work has been published in periodicals and books internationally and is in the permanent design collections of the Denver Museum of Art, Library of Congress, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He is the author of several books on graphic design, typography, and design history which have been translated into eight languages and used by students and practitioners worldwide. Richard lives in Palm Springs, California.