New Graphis Master: Michael Osborne, Designer & Stamp Enthusiast

Founded in 1981, Michael Osborne’s design firm in Palo Alto, California, is appropriately named ‘Michael Osborne Design.’ Run by our new Graphis Master, who takes on both the titles of President and Creative Director of the company, Osborne has upheld a significant reputation with his collection of work accomplished over the past four decades.

Known for creating some of the most memorable packaging, corporate identity, and retail design solutions for a large client base, Osborne’s firm believes in the work that they do and the impact designs can have on the public. Osborne’s personal work has been featured in the permanent collections of several museums, including the San Francisco MOMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.

Most notably, Osborne designed the 2002 and 2004 Love stamps (above), the 2006 and 2013 Wedding stamp set, the 2006 Madonna & Child stamp, the 2007 Patriotic Banner stamp, and the 2012 presorted Spectrum Eagle stamps for the United States Postal Service.

Osborne received his undergraduate degree at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, before going on to pursue his MFA at the Academy of Art University. Jumpstarting his career in design, he utilized the creative space at his disposal. Since 1991, Osbourne spends his time teaching Package Design at the University as well.

Within the past decade, Osborne had already established a well-known reputation for his designs, as he began to enter submissions to Graphis competitions, winning both Gold and Silver Awards. In previous Design and New Talent Annuals, Osborne presented a vast skill set within his work, inspiring future designers and illustrators alike with his vision for creativity and putting the client’s needs above his own.

To check out more of Osborne’s work, go to his Graphis Master portfolio HERE.

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