“I like to think that one of the explanations for Craig Frazier’s expressive and memorable illustrations is that he has been—and still is—a designer. The search for a concept—and not putting anything down until a concept is found—is what makes the end product great work that communicates, often about difficult subjects.”
—Ivan Chermayeff, partner, Chermayeff & Geismar
Craig Frazier has been an illustrating designer since 1978. His work is recognized internationally for its wit, optimism and simplicity.
He is a frequent contributor to the NY Times and publications like Time Magazine, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Amongst his corporate clients are Adobe, American Express, Boeing, Chevrolet, Deloitte, MasterCard, Mohawk Paper, Navigant, The Royal Mail, U.S. Postal Service, and United Airlines. Craig has created seven postage stamps including the 2006 Love stamp and the 2010/11 commemorative Scouting stamps.
Craig has published a 176-page monograph titled The Illustrated Voice, (Graphis Press, 2003.) He is also the author and illustrator of ten children’s books.
Awards and Distinctions
Craig has garnered countless awards from Communication Arts, The New York Art Director’s Club, Print Magazine, Society of illustrators, American Illustration and Graphis. He has received two Silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and was featured on the cover of their Illustrators 42 Annual (2000). Craig was published as one of the top 100 illustrators in 100 Illustrators, (Taschen 2013). He was featured in Communication Arts in 1999 and twice in Graphis magazine in 2003 and 2004.
Craig was a founding member of the San Francisco Chapter of the AIGA in 1985 and served on the Board as its Treasurer in 1987. He was the Chair of Sponsorship for the 2005 ICON 4 Illustration Conference. Craig is a frequent lecturer at universities and design conferences.