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Gene Greif

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Freelance Illustrator. Born 1954, New York. BFA, Graphic Design, Cooper Union. Majored in architecture before switching to graphic design. 1976-1983 - Art Director. Created album covers, CBS Records. Design projects: Rolling Stone and Vogue. 1983 - Began freelance illustration career. First project: New Years 1984 shopping bag design for Bloomingdale's. Editorial clients include: Time, Newsweek, Business Week, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, Money, Random House, Simon & Schuster, etc. Corporate clients include: AOL, Time Warner, Knoll, Morgan Stanley, Texas Instruments, Citibank, etc. The Bloomingdale's 1984 shopping bag (the designer's only shopping bag project) in the Coooper-Hewitt collection is also in the permanent design collections of The Museum of Moder Art (New York) and The Pompidou Center (Paris). Source: Personal communication from Gene Greif, November 28, 2001.