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Roger David Black Edit Profile

Art director , design consultant

Roger David Black, American art director, design consultant. Recipient National Magazine award, American Society Magazine Editors, 1977, Jerome Snyder award, Society Publication Design, gold medals, American Institute Graphic Arts, Society Newspaper Designers, Type Directors Club, New York Art Directors. Member of American Institute Graphic Arts, Association Typographique International, Type Directors Club.


Black, Roger David was born on August 18, 1948 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of Joseph Jefferson and Eleanor (Fox) B. Student, University of Chicago, 1970. Art director Los Angeles, weekly newspaper, 1972, Rolling Stone, San Francisco and New York City, 1976-1978.


Student, University of Chicago, 1970.


Art director Los Angeles, weekly newspaper, 1972, Rolling Stone, San Francisco, New York City, 1976—1978. Design director design director New York and New West magazines, Los Angeles, 1978—1981. Art director New York Times Magazine, New York City, 1982—1984.

Director editorial art New York Times, 1984—1985. Art director Newsweek, 1985—1987. Design director Smart Magazine, 1988—1990, Smart magazine, since 1993, Esquire magazine.

President Roger Black, Inc., design consultant New York City, since 1981.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Roger Black's Desktop Design Power, 1991.


Member Association Typographique Internationale (board directors), American Institute Graphic Arts, Type Dirs.


Joseph Jefferson Student

Eleanor (Fox) B. Student