Gail Bichler is the design director of The New York Times Magazine where she and her team have won numerous awards for their print and interactive design as well as their groundbreaking work in virtual reality. This year they were named “Magazine of the Year” by the Society of Publication Designers (S.P.D.) and received two Grand Prix awards at Cannes. In 2015 they were named “Design Team of the Year” by the Art Director’s Club (A.D.C.). In addition Gail’s work has been recognized by D&AD, S.P.D., A.D.C., the American Institute for Graphic Arts, the Type Directors Club, American Photography, and American Illustration.
Gail began her career at a small studio in Chicago catering to museum and publishing clients. She later founded her own practice in Minneapolis and served as a visiting professor and critic at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2004, she relocated to New York, freelancing for studios and magazines before joining the staff at The New York Times. She has lectured internationally and has served as an executive board member of S.P.D.