Deborah Sussman,FSEGD, the iconic designer and EGD pioneer who started her career as a protege of Charles and Ray Eames, died August 20 after a battle with cancer. She was 83.
Sussman, who co-founded the Los Angeles-based design firm Sussman/Prejza & Co. in 1980 with her husband Paul Prejza, was perhaps best known for her work on the bold and colorful graphics program for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Since then, she has created groundbreaking work for a wide range of corporations, arts institutions, and cities. She was named an SEGD Fellow in 1991.
Read SEGD's tribute to Sussman, SEGD Fellows' comments about her life and work, and see links to the obituaries written in the national press.