Stephan Van Dam

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Stephan Van Dam
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Van Dam in August 2010
Born (1959-04-02) April 2, 1959 (age 57)
Nationality American
Education Parsons School of Design, 1981
Harvard Business Club, 1985
School of Visual Arts, 1996
Occupation Cartographer
Graphic Designer
Information Architect
Awards Gold, Industrial Design Society of America, 1986
ID Magazine, Honorable Mention, 1989
AIGA, 1997

Stephan Van Dam (born April 2, 1959) is a cartographer, graphic designer and information architect. He is the president, principal and creative director of New York–based VanDam, Inc.[1] Van Dam holds several patents in the field of paper engineering and origami map folding. Twenty-six of his maps are in the permanent Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).[2]

Van Dam presented Understanding Maps at the original TED (conference) in 2002.[citation needed]

He has received awards for his work from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the editors of ID Magazine[citation needed].


  1. ^ "About: Stephan Van Dam". VanDam, Inc. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Artist: Stephan Van Dam". MoMA Design Collection. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 


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