Dougald Stermer
Artist Biographical Information

Dugald Stermer is a native of California; graduated from UCLA with a BA in both Art and English Literature.

After working as a design director for studios in Los Angeles and Houston, he served as Art Director for Ramparts magazine from 1964-70. From then to now he has pursued a free lance career, first as a magazine designer (Harper's, Oceans, Sierra, California Living) and then, for the last twenty years as an illustrator.

Clients include the 1984 Olympic Games, for which he designed the official medals; Coastal Living magazine, for an ongoing wildlife series; campaigns for Levi's, Iams Pet Food, Nike, The San Diego Zoo, Jaguar Motor Cars, BMW, Brooks Brothers and Converse; and editorial illustrations for, among others, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The New York Times, GQ, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker.

Other projects include covers for Pantheon Books, and posters and prints for various publishers. Stermer is the author of four books: "The Art of Revolution," "Vanishing Creatures," "Vanishing Flora," and "Birds and Bees."

Stermer has had exhibitions at the California Academy of Sciences, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, and the Strybing Arboretum.

He is a past member of the board of the American institute of Graphic Arts, for which he wrote a column. He has also written extensively for Communication Arts magazine. He is currently on the boards of both the Illustrators' Partnership of America and the Illustrators Conference. In 1997 he was appointed to the San Francisco Arts Commission, and for the last six years he served as Chair of the Illustration Department of the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Awards include medals from the Society of Illustrators and the New York Art Directors Club, as well as regular inclusion in the Communication Arts annuals, AIGA exhibits, the Society of Illustrators annuals, and American Illustrator.