Louise Fili Bio, Age, Spouse, Family, Career, Net worth, Honors, Typefaces

Louise Fili Biography

Louise Fili is an Italian-American graphic designer recognized for her elegant use of typography and timeless quality in her design. Her work often draws on inspiration from her love of Italy, Modernism, and European Art Deco styles. Fili explores historic typography combined with modern colors and compositions considered a leader in the postmodern return to historical styles in book jacket design.

Louise Fili Age/ Nationality

She was born on 12 April 1952 and is currently 67 years old as of 2019. Fili was born in Orange, New Jersey and hence is of American nationality.

Louise Fili Spouse

She is married to Steven Heller who is also an American author and editor.

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Louise Fili Family

Fili became interested in design before she even knew what it was. She carved letterforms into her walls, designed book covers, and created illuminated manuscripts of Bob Dylan lyrics while she was a child.

A visit to her parents’ homeland in her teens inspired a life-long love of Italy. Fili taught herself calligraphy using a Speedballguide and an Osmiroid pen when she was 16.  She attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York to study studio art.

Louise Fili Education

Fili received a Bachelor of Science in studio art from Skidmore College in 1973, where she discovered her love for graphic design. Her senior project was an Italian hand-lettered cookbook. She then moved to New York City in 1973, interning at the Museum of Modern Art and finishing the last semester of her degree at the School of Visual Arts.

Louise Fili Career

She became known for her strong typographic approach, designing nearly 2,000 book jackets during her time with Random House after beginning her career in the publishing industry.

Since opening her own design studio, her work specializes in restaurant identity, food-related logos, and packaging.

Louise Fili Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of approximately $ 100K- $ 1 Million as of 2019. Detailed information about her property, cars, houses, the monthly/yearly salary are not yet provided and will be updated as soon as possible.

Louise Fili Honors

♦James Beard Foundation Award, Outstanding Restaurant Graphics, Nominee in 1998,1999, 2000
♦Art Directors Club Hall of Fame inducted in 2004
♦Gold Medal, Art Directors Club

♦Silver Medal, Art Directors Club
♦Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators
♦Premio Grafico, Bologna Book Fair

♦National Endowment for the Arts grant with Steven Heller
♦AIGA Medal in 2014
♦Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence in 2015
♦SVA Master Series Award and Exhibition in 2016

Louise Fili Typefaces

♦Mardell, an Italian Futurist-inspired typeface designed for the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.
♦Montecatini, inspired by the Stile Liberty travel posters of Italy in the early 1900s.
♦Marseille, an Art Deco-inspired typeface with a distinctive flair that exudes La Belle France.

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