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511 Tokay Ln
St. Helena, CA 94574

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Biography/Work Experience

Michael Vanderbyl has gained international prominence in the design field as a practitioner, educator, critic and advocate. Since being established in San Francisco in 1973, his firm Vanderbyl Design has evolved into a multidisciplinary studio with expertise in identity, print and digital communications, interiors, showrooms, retail spaces, signage, textiles, fashion apparel, packaging, furniture and product design. Michael received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the California College of Arts & Crafts (now known as California College of the Arts) in 1968, where he taught and held the position of Dean of Design for over thirty years. In 1987 Michael was elected a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). In addition to serving three terms on the Board of Directors of the National AIGA, he presided as President for the 2003-2005 term; he has also served on the AIGA Education Committee and was a founding member of the AIGA San Francisco Chapter. He is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Michael has also been honored with the Gold Medal award from AIGA, with induction into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame and with the Titan award from IIDA.