Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s collect of Design in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office he worked for 10 years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design. Bierut’s projects at Pentagram have included identity and branding for Benetton, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Verizon, MIT Media Lab, the New York Times and many more. He serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. In 1989 Bierut was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale and in 2003 he was named to the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. In 2006 he received the AIGA Medal in recognition of his distinguished achievements.