Graham Clifford is a second-generation typographic designer. He was trained by his father before working for some of London’s best advertising agencies including CDP and GGT. He moved to New York in 1989 and plied his craft at Chiat/Day and Ogilvy.
In 1994 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 have included: Dell, Ford, Microsoft, American Express, Merrill Lynch, Rolex, Glenlivet, L.A. Times, Virgin Atlantic, Molson, Gateway Computers, Teany, Orbitz, Reebok, Arnette, ESPN, The One Club, Moet & Chandon, History Channel, Hospital for Special Surgery, Absolut, HP, Kmart, AOL, Tanqueray, Martha Stewart and the Scottish Government.
Awards include: One Show pencils, Communication Arts, Type Directors Club and Art Directors Club and a silver at D&AD.
Graham judged the Art Directors Club awards in 2007, and served on the Program Committee for TDC 2006 thru 2008. In 2008, Graham judged the Typography category at the British D&AD awards as well as the Design competition for Communication Arts. He was honored to chair TDC53 (Typography 28) typography competition.