Craig Frazier is an illustrating designer who has enjoyed a distinguished career since 1978. He opened his doors as Frazier Design in 1980 and built a practice designing corporate communication, annual reports and advertising. In 1996, he scaled down the design side of his practice to concentrate on illustration (and a few special design projects). Fundamentally, Frazier brings his design ethic to every illustration—striving to communicate the essence of an idea with clarity and humanity. Wit, irony, and simplicity have become the currency of the Frazier style. He lives and works in San Francisco and enjoys a diverse international clientele.

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.


“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

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