Michael Gericke

Michael Gericke studied graphic design at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1986, he worked for Communication Arts in Boulder, Colorado, where he produced many projects combining graphics with three-dimensional design.

Michael Gericke's images and programs are known for their simplicity and clarity, and often portray the essential qualities of the object or topic he is representing. His team's work encompasses a wide variety of assignments and media, including identities, environmental graphics, exhibitions and communications design for a broad range of international clients, institutions, public agencies and cultural organizations.

Michael has received hundreds of accolades from design associations and museums, including Fortune magazine's Beacon Award for the creation of outstanding strategic design programs. His identity, poster and three-dimensional work appears regularly in international design exhibitions and is represented in the permanent collections of the Musée de la Poste in Paris, the Warsaw Poster Museum at Wilanów, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, the Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich, Japan's Ogaki Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Michael Gericke has served on the Executive Committee of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), is a frequent lecturer at universities and professional organizations, and has taught identity design at the Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Michael is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the Advisory Council of the Center for Architecture, and the Board of Directors of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.

View more of Michael Gericke's work at Pentagram.

Meet the 2022 SEGD Class of Fellows

Meet the 2022 SEGD Class of Fellows

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This past Monday we announced a first in SEGD history! This year the SEGD Fellow Committee selected a Class of Fellows: Julie Beeler, Michael Gericke, Alan Jacobson, and Brad Johnson. We are honored to not only have these individuals join the list of incredible SEGD Fellows, but we are also excited to have them join us for a Fellow Roundtable discussion at the 2022 SEGD Conference Experience in Portland! Read on to get to know these individuals and the Fellow award ahead of the Conference.

Graphic Life: Celebrating Places, Telling Stories, Making Symbols, Michael Gericke


Michael Gericke (Pentagram) presented the keynote address which focused on his newly published book Michael Gericke: Graphic Life. This 520-page publication celebrates Michael’s life as a graphic designer and his 35+ career at Pentagram. You can learn more about Graphic Life in this SEGD article.


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