Steven Heller, was born in 1956 is an American art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor who specializes on topics related to graphic design.
Steven Heller is author and co-author of many works on the history of illustration, typography, and many subjects related to graphic design. He has published more than eighty titles and written articles for magazines including Affiche, Baseline, Creation, Design, Design Issues, Eye, Graphis, How,I.D., Oxymoron, Mother Jones, The New York Times Book Review, Print, Speak, and U&lc.
For thirty-three years Heller was a senior art director of U&lc magazine, a publication devoted to typography. As of 2007, he is co-chair with Lita Talarico of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has collaborated on books with graphic designer, Louise Fili, who is his wife, as well as with others including the Design Dialogue series.