Patrick Coyne

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Patrick S. Coyne (born 1957) is the editor and designer of Communication Arts magazine, the largest international trade journal of visual communications, that was co-founded by his father, Richard Coyne, in 1959.

Born in 1957 in Palo Alto, California, Coyne studied design at the California College of the Arts.[1] Prior to joining Communication Arts in 1986, Coyne worked as a graphic designer for Michael Mabry and SBG Partners and then co-founded the San Francisco-based design firm Patrick Coyne/Stephanie Steyer Design Office.

During his tenure as editor and designer of Communication Arts, Coyne has been a frequent speaker at numerous art directors and advertising clubs as well as local, national and international design conferences and has received medals and distinctive merits from AIGA,[2] STA and Society of Illustrators. He is also a member of the AIGA and an honorary member of the Society of Typographic Arts and the University and College Designers Association.

Coyne is also the vice-president of the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation. The foundation currently funds seventeen programs managed by educational institutions and non-profit trade organizations that help economically disadvantaged high-school students develop portfolios to qualify for admission to art school and/or provide college scholarships for economically disadvantaged students to study graphic design, advertising, photography and illustration.


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