Christopher Pullman, Graphic Designer
Mr. Pullman received a B.A. in history from Princeton University in 1963, enrolling the same year in the three-year graduate program in graphic design at Yale School of Art. Upon obtaining his M.F.A. in 1966, he began teaching in the design program at Yale, an affiliation he continues as senior critic. For several years he was a typographer and letterpress printer for Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island, and from 1968 to 1972 he was a consultant designer for the office of George Nelson in New York City. During this period, he also helped draft the design curriculum and taught on the original design faculty of the State University of New York at Purchase. In 1973 Mr. Pullman joined public broadcasting station WGBH, Boston, where he served as vice president for design for thirty-five years. He and his staff helped WGBH recognize design as a business asset, and in 1986 WGBH received the Design Leadership Award from the AIGA. Mr. Pullman has lectured widely and published articles on design and television that have appeared in Communication Arts Magazine, Design Quarterly, Critique, Design Observer, and several anthologies. He has served on the board of the Design Management Institute and the Corporate Design Foundation, reﬂecting his interest in the relation between design and business. He has also been a member of the national board of the AIGA and the American Center for Design. In 2001 Mr. Pullman received the AIGA Medal recognizing his contributions as a designer and teacher. He left WGBH in 2008 to pursue his long personal interest in painting.
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