Writing

Contributor

Leave Me Alone With The Recipes: The Life, Art and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles edited by Wendy MacNaughton, Sarah Rich, Bloomsbury, 2017

As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History, Art Institute of Chicago, edited by Zoe Ryan, 2017

Chris Ware: Conversations edited by Jean Braithwaite, University of Mississippi, 2016

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America by Amy Arnold and Brian Conway, Gibbs Smith, 2016

How to Get a Mentor as a Designer, Guaranteed: The 12-Step Guide for Emerging and Established Designers by Ram Castillo, 2016

Leading Creative Teams: Management Career Paths for Designers, Developers, and Copywriters by Eleazar Hernandez, Apress, 2016

The Successful Mistake: How The World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Transform Failure Into Success by Matthew Turner, Turndog, 2016

Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World by Timothy Goodman, 2015

40 Days of Dating: An Experiment by Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman, Abrams, 2015

Way More than Luck: Commencement Speeches on Living with Bravery, Empathy, and Other Existential Skills by various writers, Chronicle, 2015

Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team, 4th Edition by Alina Wheeler, Wiley, 2014

Graphic Content: True Stories by Top Creatives by Brian Singer, Print, 2014

Worn Stories by Emily Spivack, Princeton Architectural Press, 2014

The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To Draw! by Robin Landa, Peachpit Press, 2013

Breakthrough!: Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination by Alex Cornell, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012

Archetypes in Branding: A Toolkit for Creatives and Strategists by Josh Chen, How Books, 2012

I Heart Design: Remarkable Graphic Design Selected by Designers, Illustrators, and Critics by Steven Heller, 2011

Field Tested Books: A Guide For Reading a Certain Book in a Certain Place by Coudal Partners, The Crois Press, 2011

A Designer's Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need by Jennifer Visocky O'Grady and Ken Visocky O'Grady, Rockport, 2009

Creative Grab Bag: Inspiring Challenges for Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Ethan Bodnar, How Books, 2009

Art Direction Explained, At Last! by Steven Heller, Laurence King Publishing, 2008

Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failure, and Lessons Learned by Steven Heller, Allworth, 2008

Masters of Design: Logos & Identity by Sean Adams, Rockport, 2008

Caffeine for the Creative Mind: 250 Exercises to Wake Up Your Brain by Stefan Mumaw, How Books, 2007

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words by Bryony Gomez-Palacio & Armin Vit, How Books, 2007

Fingerprint: The Art of Using Hand-Made Elements in Graphic Design by Chen Design Associates, 2006

Debbie has been writing since 4th Grade, when she wrote her first poem about the color of her bedroom (red). Over the decades, Debbie was the editor of her high school and college literary magazines, the arts and features editor of her college newspaper, the managing editor of Cableview Magazine and Rockbill Magazine in the 1980s. In the early aughts, Debbie started writing for Print Magazine and in 2016 she was appointed editorial director of the publication. She remained in the position until the publishers ceased printing the paper edition. When the publishers went bankrupt in 2019, a group of like-minded Print advocates, including Debbie and her mentor Steven Heller, acquired the assets and the 70-year archive and began publishing PrintMag.com shortly thereafter.

 

Debbie has also written consistently for Fast Company and contributed to publications including The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Afar Magazine, WeTransfer and more. In addition, Debbie has been invited to write forewords and contribute essays or back-cover blurbs to many books.