Mr. Michael Osborne

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Bio Michael Osborne biography Michael Osborne is President and Creative Director of the San Francisco-based graphic design firm, Michael Osborne Design, Inc. Established in 1981, the firm’s work in corporate identity, strategic branding programs, package design, and print collateral has been recognized by many competitions for outstanding design, including the West Coast Show, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Clios. Michael’s work is on display in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. Michael’s work has also been featured in Graphis, Communication Arts {feature article Jan-Feb 2011 edition}, The Society of Typographic Arts, American Institute of Graphic Arts, How, Print, and Step magazines. Michael designed the 2002 and 2004 Love stamps, the 2006 Wedding stamp set, the 2006 Madonna and Child stamp, and the 2007 Patriotic Banner stamp for the USPS. Another of Michael’s passions is the fine art of letterpress printing. As his knowledge of the craft grew, so did his respect for a skill requiring dedication and diligence to create something handmade and original. In 1991, Michael opened One Heart Press, a letterpress printing shop located in San Francisco. OHP produces fine press books, corporate business systems, broadsides, invitations, and other unique printed materials. In January 2006, Michael started Joey’s Corner, a non-profit design organization named after his son, Joseph Michael Osborne, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 24, in 2004. Joey’s Corner provides pro-bono graphic design services for other non-profit organizations in the healthcare, children’s or social services areas. Clients have included the Alzheimer’s Association, Junior Diabetes Foundation, Heart to Heart, Family Service Agency, California Music Project, San Francisco Unified School District, among others. jo
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