Gail Bichler is the design director of the New York Times Magazine. She began her career at Chicago-based Studio Blue, a design group that specializes in creating art books. She later founded Gail Bichler Design, a small studio catering to museum and publishing clients and served as a visiting professor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2004, She relocated to New York and worked as a freelancer for various studios and magazines, most notably T, the New York Times Style Magazine, and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Bichler’s work is in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago and has been recognized by D&AD, the Society of Publication Designers (SPD), the Art Director’s Club (ADC), the American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA), The Type Directors Club (TDC), and American Illustration. She has served as an executive board member of SPD.