My name is Greg Eckler and I am a conceptually driven self-employed graphic designer, illustrator and lettering artist. A greater description of my passion and aptitude is in the inspiration I draw from the words of Winston Churchill, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” I am also a professor of graphic design and advertising at The Art Institute of Washington, as well as an active member of the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA).
My work has been featured in magazines such as Juxtapoz, and websites such as, NOTCOT, French’s Paper Sample Room, Under Consideration’s FPO, Abduzeedo, Design;Defined and many others. I’ve also won awards such as the Monotype Type Design Scholarship, and been featured in shows as far as the Manchester International Festival in Manchester, England and The Yodex Young Designers Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. Outside of freelancing and teaching
I also write my own blog and am a guest contributor to various design, style and type blogs, and am the author of Play and The Discovery of New Ideas.