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Michael Joseph Grossman Edit Profile

editorial designer

Michael Joseph Grossman, American editorial designer. Recipient numerous awards in field from various organizations and publications including: American Society Magazine Editors, Art Direction Magazine, Boston Art Dirs. Club, Communication Arts, Folio Magazine, Print Casebooks, Western Publs. Association, Society of Illustrators, Print Design Annual.


Grossman, Michael Joseph was born on October 30, 1958 in Cleveland. Son of Seymour and Roberta Jane (Simon) G. Student California State University-Hayward, 1976-1977. Design dir.Berkeley Monthly, Inc.

(California), 1977-1981, Boston Monthly, Inc., 1979-1981.


Student, California State University, Hayward, 1976—1977.


Design director Berkeley Monthly, Inc., California, 1977—1981, Boston Monthly, Inc., 1979—1981. Associate art director Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Los Angeles, 1981. Art director, comic editor National Lampoon, Incorporated, New York York City, 1981—1984, consultant art director, 1984.

Special projects art director, magazine development group Time, Inc., 1984—1985. Design director Village Voice, since 1985. Partner Rockridge Trading Company, Oakland, California, since 1982.

Private practice.


  • Other Work

    • Co-director(with Sean Kelly and John Weidmann): Cartoons Even We Wouldn't Dare Print, 1984.


Member American Institute Graphic Arts (award 1981), Society Publication Designers (director, 17 awards 1982, 83, 84), Art Dirs. Club (4 awards 1982, 83), American Civil Liberties Union, AmnestyInternat.


Seymour U.-Hayward

Roberta Jane (Simon) G. Student California State University-Hayward