Designers

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Designers create the layout of products, games, graphics, processes, and experiences through drawings or plans. They work across various industries. We have featured some of the most famous designers spanning several industries, including fashion, automobile, graphics, etc.
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Carroll Shelby
(Automotive Designer & Racing Driver Known for His Modifications of Cars 'AC Cobra' and 'Ford Mustang')
Carroll Shelby
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Birthdate: January 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: May 10, 2012

An automobile designer known for his involvement with the AC Shelby Cobra and Ford Mustang, Carroll Shelby was also a well-known racing driver, and a successful entrepreneur, who established Shelby American after a heart ailment put an end to his racing career.  Meanwhile, he also ran a a high-performance driving school and published a memoir entitled The Carroll Shelby Story.

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Camila Alves
(Brazilian Model, Designer and Wife of American Actor Matthew McConaughey)
Camila Alves
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Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Itambacuri, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Camila Alves’s rags-to-riches story is an inspiration to many. The Brazilian beauty went from being a waitress to the brand ambassador of a Macy’s collection. She designs the Muxo brand of bags and has also dabbled in hosting, lifestyle blogging, and entrepreneurship. Camila is also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife.

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David Bromstad
(Designer, TV Personality and Winner of the 1st Season of the Reality Show 'HGTV Design Star')
David Bromstad
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Birthdate: August 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cokato, Minnesota, United States
David Bromstad is an American television personality and designer who won the first season of the popular reality competition TV show HGTV Design Star in 2006. After winning the show, he landed an opportunity to host his own television shows on HGTV. He also has a line of accessories and home furniture available through Grandin Road.
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Ai Weiwei
(Artistic Consultant for Design of the Beijing National Stadium)
Ai Weiwei
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Birthdate: August 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Named Art Review’s most powerful artist in 2011, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has become a symbol of resilience against the authoritarian Chinese government. Jailed and banned from leaving the country once, he is known for using various media, such as sculpture, photos, and documentaries, to reflect Chinese human-rights abuses.
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Masamune
(Swordsmith)
Masamune
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Birthdate: 1264 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1343 AD
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Catherine FitzGerald
(Landscape architect)
Catherine FitzGerald
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Birthdate: May 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
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Paul Teutul Jr.
(Motorcycle designer and builder)
Paul Teutul Jr.
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Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States of America
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Eric Carle
(Author)
Eric Carle
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Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: May 23, 2021
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Edwin Schlossberg
(American Designer, Author, and Artist Who Specializes in Designing Interactive Experiences)
Edwin Schlossberg
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Birthdate: July 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Artist and interactive designer Edwin Schlossberg is the husband of John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy. Apart from designing structures such as Terrell Place, He has also authored several books, including Interactive Excellence and Einstein and Beckett. He has been part of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, too.
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Bo Welch
(Production Designer)
Bo Welch
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Birthdate: November 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States

Production designer Bo Welch is best known for his BAFTA-winning work in Edward Scissorhands. He has also earned Academy Award nominations for his designing work for films such as Men in Black, The Birdcage, and A Little Princess. He has been a production designer for many of Tim Burton’s films.

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Jack Fisk
(Film director, Production designer)
Jack Fisk
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Birthdate: December 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Canton, Illinois, United States
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Giorgetto Giugiaro
(Automobile Designer)
Giorgetto Giugiaro
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Birthdate: August 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garessio, Piedmont, Italy
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Joe Gebbia
(Internet entrepreneur)
Joe Gebbia
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Birthdate: August 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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Salvatore Ferragamo
(Designer known as Founder of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.)
Salvatore Ferragamo
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Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonito, Italy
Died: August 7, 1960

Salvatore Ferragamo was an Italian shoe designer. An innovative designer, Ferragamo is remembered for inventing the Cage heel. Also a pioneering shoe designer, Ferragamo experimented with materials including fish, crocodile, and kangaroo skin. He is also credited with founding the popular luxury goods company, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. Today, his company has extended its operations to include a ready-to-wear clothing line.

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Ettore Bugatti
(Automobile Designer)
Ettore Bugatti
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Birthdate: September 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 21, 1947

Ettore Bugatti was an automobile designer and manufacturer. He is credited with founding the popular car manufacturer Automobiles E. Bugatti, which gained prominence as the maker of some of the fastest and technologically advanced cars of its day. In 2000, Ettore Bugatti was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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Ecco2K
(Singer)
Ecco2K
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Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Ecco2K is a British-Swedish model, singer, designer, and director. He is best known for his innovative and experimental songwriting. Ecco2K is also a successful entrepreneur, having launched his own product line called g'LOSS.

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Bud Luckey
(Animator)
Bud Luckey
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Birthdate: July 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Billings, Montana, USA
Died: February 24, 2018
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Storm Thorgerson
(Graphic designer)
Storm Thorgerson
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Birthdate: February 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Potters Bar, England
Died: April 18, 2013
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R. J. Mitchell
(British Aircraft Designer Known for Designing the Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Used in WWII)
R. J. Mitchell
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Birthdate: May 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, England
Died: June 11, 1937

Aeronautical designer R. J. Mitchell joined Supermarine at age 21 and worked for them throughout his life. Remembered for designing sea planes, he was also the man behind the fighter aircraft Spitfire, which was used extensively during World War II. The film The First of the Few chronicled his life.

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László Moholy-Nagy
(Photographer)
László Moholy-Nagy
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Birthdate: July 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bácsborsód
Died: November 24, 1946

Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy was known for his non-representational art and his love for constructivism. Though he initially studied law, he later experimented with many forms of art, such as painting, sculpting, and photography. He also taught at the Bauhaus school of avant-garde design and co-edited the Bauhausbook series.

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Jamie Durie
(Landscape architect)
Jamie Durie
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Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Apart from being an award-winning horticulturalist and landscape designer, Jamie Durie has also proved himself to be a skilled TV host. He also owns the architecture company Patio, later renamed Durie Design, and has gained fame for his shows such as The Outdoor Room and HGTV Showdown.

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Alexandra von Furstenberg
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Birthdate: October 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
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Terence Conran
(English Designer, Restaurateur and Founder of 'Design Museum')
Terence Conran
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Birthdate: October 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died: September 12, 2020

Best known as the founder of the Design Museum in London, British designer and restaurateur Terence Conran had begun a furniture studio while still a student. He later launched popular interior and furniture design firms such as the Conran Design Group and Habitat. He has also penned several books.

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Billy Name
(Lighting designer, Photographer, Director)
Billy Name
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Birthdate: February 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: July 18, 2016
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Thomas Chippendale
(Cabinet maker)
Thomas Chippendale
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Birthdate: June 5, 1718
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Otley, England
Died: October 31, 1779
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Raymond Loewy
(Former industrial designer)
Raymond Loewy
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Birthdate: November 5, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 14, 1986
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Manila Luzon
(Drag queen)
Manila Luzon
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Birthdate: August 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States of America U.S.
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Duncan Grant
(Painter)
Duncan Grant
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Birthdate: January 21, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland
Died: May 8, 1978
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Eiko Ishioka
(Art Director)
Eiko Ishioka
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Birthdate: July 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 21, 2012
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Filippo Brunelleschi
(One of the Pioneers of Early Renaissance Architecture in Italy)
Filippo Brunelleschi
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Birthdate: 1377 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 15, 1446

Filippo Brunelleschi was an Italian architect, sculptor, and designer. Regarded as Renaissance architecture's founding father, Brunelleschi is hailed as the first modern engineer. Among his famous accomplishments is the design of the dome of the Florence Cathedral. He is also credited with inventing hydraulic machinery and designing machinery that was used in churches to re-enact Biblical stories through theatrical performances.

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Augustus Pugin
(English Architect and Designer Known for His Pioneering Role in the Gothic Revival Style of Architecture)
Augustus Pugin
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Birthdate: March 1, 1812
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London, England
Died: September 14, 1852

Augustus Pugin was an English designer, architect, artist, and critic. He is best remembered for his contribution to the Gothic Revival style of architecture. He is credited with designing the interior of the popular Palace of Westminster in London as well as the palace's iconic clock tower. Augustus Pugin also designed the Alton Castle in Staffordshire.

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Anthony Fokker
(Aviation Entrepreneur & Aircraft Designer Who Pproduced Fighter Aircraft in Germany During WW I)
Anthony Fokker
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Birthdate: April 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blitar, Indonesia
Died: December 23, 1939

Though a high-school drop-out, Dutch aviation designer and entrepreneur Anthony Fokker showed his interest in mechanics quite early. He designed over 40 types of fighter aircrafts for the Germans during World War I. The aircraft that completed the first nonstop flight across the U.S. was also made by him.

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Eileen Gray
(Architect)
Eileen Gray
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Birthdate: August 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Ireland
Died: October 31, 1976
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Jonathan Ive
(Industrial designer)
Jonathan Ive
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Birthdate: February 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chingford

Jonathan Ive is a British-American product, industrial, and architectural designer. The former Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple Inc., Ive played a major role in the designs of several Apple products, such as the iPhone, MacBook, iMac, iPad, and iPod. He also played an important role in the designs of Apple's architectural projects, such as Apple Stores and Apple Park.

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Moki Cherry
(Artist, Designer)
Moki Cherry
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Birthdate: February 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Koler, Sweden
Died: August 29, 2009

For Moki Cherry, there was no strict boundary between design, art, drama and music. An interdisciplinary artist, she worked in all kinds of mediums, including textiles, woodworks, painting, and ceramics and at the same time excelled in set and costume designs, creatively collaborating with her husband, jazz musician Don Cherry, drawing inspiration from Indian, Tibetan as well as folk arts.

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Melissa Gorga
(Television personality)
Melissa Gorga
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Birthdate: March 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montville, New Jersey, USA
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Ira von Fürstenberg
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Birthdate: April 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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El Lissitzky
(An Important Figure of the Russian Avant-garde Who Helped Develop the Art Movement 'Suprematism')
El Lissitzky
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Birthdate: November 23, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pochinok, Russia
Died: December 30, 1941

El Lissitzky remains to be one of the greatest figures of the Russian avant-garde movement. Apart from excelling as a painter, an architect, and a photographer, he also pioneered 20th-century nonrepresentational art. He was also part of the De Stijl and had taught at the Bauhaus, too.

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George Gilbert Scott
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Birthdate: July 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gawcott, England
Died: March 27, 1878

George Gilbert Scott was a British architect best remembered for his contribution to the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Scott is credited with designing and altering over 800 buildings, including several churches and cathedrals. He served as the architect of several iconic edifices like The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow.

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Frank Gehry
(Architect and Designer Whose Works are Considered Among the Most Important of Contemporary Architecture)
Frank Gehry
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Birthdate: February 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian-born American architect and designer Frank Gehry is best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in France, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, U.S. He has won countless awards, such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Praemium Imperiale.
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René Lalique
(Designer)
René Lalique
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Birthdate: April 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ay, Marne, France
Died: May 1, 1945
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Natasha Law
(Painter)
Natasha Law
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Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
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Greta Zimmer Friedman
(Dental assistant)
Greta Zimmer Friedman
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Birthdate: June 5, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Died: September 8, 2016
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Georg Luger
(Former designer of the famous Luger pistol and the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge)
Georg Luger
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Birthdate: March 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Steinach am Brenner, Tyrol, Austria
Died: December 22, 1923
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Neil Druckmann
(Best known for his work on the Uncharted and The Last of Us video game franchises)
Neil Druckmann
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Birthdate: December 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Israel
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Johannes Itten
(Swiss Expressionist Painter & Designer Known for His Work 'Farbkreis')
Johannes Itten
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Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Südern-Linden, Switzerland
Died: March 25, 1967

Swiss expressionist painter Johannes Itten developed his own color theories. Before joining the German art school Bauhaus, he had received elementary school teachers’ training. He often skipped correcting his students’ mistakes, fearing it might spoil their creative impulse. He followed the neo-Zoroastrian fire cult Mazdaznan and practiced meditation and vegetarianism.

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Henrik Fisker
(Automotive designer)
Henrik Fisker
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Birthdate: August 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Allerød Municipality, Denmark
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Frank Stephenson
(Designer ||| Automotive designer ||| Car designer)
Frank Stephenson
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Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Alec Issigonis
(Designer)
Alec Issigonis
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Birthdate: November 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Smyrna
Died: October 2, 1988
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Aldus Manutius
(type designer, publisher, typographer, printer)
Aldus Manutius
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Birthdate: 1449 AD
Birthplace: Sermoneta
Died: February 6, 1515