Bio

Nicholas Blechman is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer and art director, based in New York. His award winning illustrations have appeared in GQ, Travel + Leisure, Wired, and The New York Times. He is currently the creative director of The New Yorker. Blechman is the former Art Director of The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Op-Ed page. Since 1990, Blechman has published, edited, and designed the award winning political underground magazine NOZONE, featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Design Triennial. He has taught design at School of Visual Arts and illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Blechman co-authors a series of limited edition illustration books, One Hundred Percent, with Christoph Niemann. He is a member of Alliance Graphique International, and former board member of the New York Chapter of the AIGA. He is the author of “Fresh Dialogue One: New Voices in Graphic Design”, “100% EVIL”, “Nozone IX: EMPIRE” and most recently “Nozone X: Forecast”.

Clients

Bon Apétit, Dwell, Grand Street, Greenpeace, Gallerie Bartsch & Chariau, Glimmerglass Opera, GQ, Golf Digest, Harper Collins, Housing Works, I.B.M., Le Fooding, Little Brown and Co.,  Maxxim, McSweaney’s, New York, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Newsweek, Penguin, Simon and Schuster, Travel + Leisure, United Nations, Wirtschafts Woche, and Wired.

Awards

Gold medal from Society of Publication Designers 1998, Award of Excellence from The Society of Newspaper Design 1996, AIGA Communication Graphics 1996, AIGA 50 books/ 50 covers 2003, 50 books/ 50 covers 2005, American Illustration 11, 13, 15, 16 , 18, 21 & 22 25 28. Society of Publication Designers 27, Art Director’s Club 71st Annual, Publishers Award from The New York Times.
Jury member for American Illustration 17,
Society of Publication Designers,
AIGA 365,
Society of illustrators 2002
Jury member D&AD competition 2007
Jury member 3X3
Jury member Society of illustrators
Jury member Advertising and Design Club of Canada 2010 competition