Based in San Francisco, Martin Venezky is already well-known as the master designer behind Appetite Engineers, a design firm he founded in 1997. Venezky’s work is process driven. This comes through in his illustrations for the pages of Wired and the New York Times, his book design for the Wes Anderson Collection, among many others, and large-scale installations on the campuses of Facebook and Adobe Systems. You can sample Venezky’s design work at his companion website, www.appetiteengineers.com
Martin Venezky earned an MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1993, which followed a BFA in Visual Studies from Dartmouth College in 1979. He is currently Professor in the Graduate Design Program at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, where he has taught since 1993. He has also held teaching positions at RISD, CalArts and ArtCenter. For a third year, Venezky is also a Distinguished Professor of Design at the Kansas City Art Institute.
The work of Martin Venezky’s Appetite Engineers has been collected in magazines and books worldwide, and in 1997 Venezky was listed among I.D. magazine’s “ID40” list of influential designers. In 2001, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art honored Martin with an exhibition of his collected work, “Martin Venezky: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design.” It Is Beautiful…Then Gone, a monograph of Martin’s work, has been published by Princeton Architectural Press. In 2015, Venezky was invited to join the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).