Raymond Pirouz is an author, consultant and lecturer practicing at the intersection of design, technology, commerce and culture. An alumnus of the Art Center College of Design, where he graduated with honors, Pirouz began his career as an advertising art director and later established a design studio where he consulted on projects for Adobe, c|net, Caltech, Macromedia, NASA/JPL, USC, Virgin Records and for clients representing American Century Mutual Funds, American Honda, Cathay Pacific, Fidelity Federal Bank, Panasonic, Toyota and others. Before transitioning to consult and teach full-time, Pirouz served as Director of Marketing at lynda.com, a subscription-based online publisher of video training material for teachers, students and creative professionals working with digital media.
Pirouz is the author of three books and his work has been featured in publications including Wired, Communication Arts, the AIGA Journal of Design, the Independent of London and books including Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer’s Edge, Education of an E-Designer and How to Design Logos, Symbols & Icons: 24 Internationally Renowned Studios Reveal How They Develop Trademarks for Print and New Media. Pirouz has served as a judge for design and advertising competitions, spoken at a number of conferences and taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Center College of Design, the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program at the University of Waterloo | Stratford and the Ivey Business School at Western University.