About Jim

Jim Lebbad is a graphic designer specializing in typographic design and handlettering. He has created award-winning designs for domestic and international clients including: NBC, CBS, Arista Records, Campbell’s Soup Company, Viacom and Random House Publishing to name a few.

Jim’s artistic genes came from his Dad, Anthony, who was a Pratt alumni. Ever since he can remember Jim had a pencil in his hand drawing away. Even in grade school he was designing and drawing art pieces for friends and relatives. While in college, on summer breaks, he was the art department for the local newspaper. Upon graduating from Kutztown University, Jim headed straight to New York where he started his career at New American Library as a book cover designer. While at NAL, Jim’s handlettering skills won awards from the Type Directors Club. He then moved on to Berkley Putnam Publishing where he was named Art Director. While there, his art direction on numerous covers won awards from the Society of Illustrators.

Jim created Lebbad Design in 1981. His work has won numerous awards including the Type Directors Club International Typeface Design Award. He continues creating work for a variety of clients both large and small.